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As predicted, my 50th birthday party has come and gone and most importantly I’ve survived and if truth be told, quite enjoyed the whole experience! The best birthday present I received is my beautiful book – Irma Stern, A feast for the eye, by Marion Arnold and I am going to be quoting out of this thought provoking book a lot in future posts.

Today is the first time I could settle down since the party and do some more work on my painting of Lucy.

I must confess I quite like how she has turned out so far. Tomorrow I will spray the painting with artist’s fixative which tends to deepen the colors giving a richer finish.

I took this photo in bad light – I will scan tomorrow for better results, but here’s a quick look anyway: