Here's Thursday's workshop painting, painted from life on an 11"x14" canvas. I painted over a painting of a street scene from about four years ago, when I first started to try to learn to paint in oils.
The model was reading the book Long May She Wave by Hinrichs, Hirasuna and Heffernan, a "graphic history" of the American flag. Coincidentally, this is a book I know and was fascinated with when I first saw it. I wanted to imply the element of Americana that the book represents in my little head study, so I painted red, white and blue over the model's head.