Work in Progress: Staring at the Sun

Staring at the Sun, acrylic on panel, 2009 (work in progress)

I started this painting today using a sketch for reference that I drew a few days ago. It took me about 5 hours to get it to this point. It's my first full painting in 2009 -- I've mostly been working on screen-prints for the past month.

I'm tired of winter and I intentionally used bright colors and sunny subject matter in this painting. Looking at it some more, it's not quite done. I have some touching-up to do and will probably add some more color to give stronger dimension to the hair. I'll decide once I get back in the studio later this week...