Although not finished, this is the last update before Life 5 will be seen again!! I have the face to do and shadows on the trees - just little fiddly bits and the frame and we're done. The paint takes a couple of days to dry and "settle", so it's no good doing any more until then. So it's on with the next one.
I've begun Life 6 already with some preliminary sketches you saw on the last posting. Here's a pen and ink sketch with some bottles. I think the perfume bottle on the right and possibly the kettle (which is bright blue) might make it into Life 6 but I'm not sure yet.
It's called Still Life so will include the usual still life subjects of bottles and jars and maybe a lemon or two, and the model is on a quilt again. She's looking blissful and content, and the words will be about life and finding a few minutes in the day to close your eyes and relax and reflect.