I had a great time creating a portrait of my daughter’s good friend’s 14 month old baby. I took pictures of the painting in progress and made a short video that shows the painting as it transitions from beginning color blocking to finished work with details. It was crucial to me that I get a perfect or close enough likeness of this child. Charlie’s parents were kind enough to say it was acceptable. I relied on friends at the studio to give me suggestions about color, value and planes and this made a big difference. I also used a linen panel which gave me the fine texture and firm support for the brushstrokes.