A portrait project for March

This is a "12 x 9" oil being worked on, maybe for a couple of weeks, by Ann. It is a portrait of our daughter taken many years ago when she was enjoying a dance class. Ann likes the shadows and the deep colors. She still is putzing with it but in a year or so it may come together. Then again, maybe tomorrow.

Each spring Ann has a desire to do a few birds. Not sure if it is the returning sounds or the flocks on the lakes. This year the ice was off the lakes a month early. We are usually still ice fishing now, March 25th, but flowers are blooming and the grass is green. Nice but a bit terrifying. There were huge flights of Swans, thus the effort.