I really liked my lady from 'The secret garden' so I decide to do another one along the same lines. This time I painted the canvas completely black then sketched out her face with white pastel pencil. I then just layered the paint on leaving parts of it black for example the lines around the face and the eyes. I found that doing this instead of painting black lines gave it a softer look. I'm quite pleased with how she turned out and look forward to using the gloss varnish on her. I'm going to have to start thinking about what to do with all these canvas' I seem to be building up quite a collection but I just can't stop! Ah well I'm having lots of fun doing it!!