A little over a year ago I was gifted a beautiful hat handmade by my friend, Lia. The colour of the wool is stunning: greens and blues in vibrant jewel tones. I actually took a photo of it for this post, but my camera couldn't come close to capturing the intense colours. Anyway, the best thing about winter is getting to wear this lovely hat.
I wanted to give Lia something in return and decided to do a little portrait of her. Over a year later, I finally have something I'm happy with. There are some preliminary sketches here, and the final sketch is here. I just completed the painting a couple weeks ago. All I need to do now is buy a little frame to put it in.