Quck progress report.
Here is what it looked like when I started:
And here it is now:
I'm enjoying this painting a LOT. The whole point is to produce something quickly and to do something I've never done before so. . .yeah, that's definitely working out perfectly.
Last but not least, a pic of both paintings side by side.
Seeing them side by side I really notice how realistic "Jackie and Xerxes" is. My attention always focuses on Jackie but Xerxes face is really pretty realistic (if I do say so myself).