We are always pleased when a pregnant woman agrees to sit for us. We decided the title for the works we produced today should be titled "Three Weeks to Go".
We started with two four minute sketches. I did mine with watercolor.
Both of the above were painted without any drawing first.
When I started the longer pose, I spent the first twenty minutes sketching with a Derwent pink watercolor pencil. By brushing paint and water on the lines they disappeared as I continued on the portrait.
The second twenty minutes were spent adding the general color in a manner similar to what I did in the four minute sketches. The rest of the time was spent refining the shapes. At the end I added details such as the eyes, curls, and sandals.