The second day of the Art Colony we had two lovely models. This is Alice, a beautiful young lady who was an excellent model. For me the hard part of portraits is the balance between "saying too much" and saying "just enough". Julee was excellent at instructing us how to give the viewer enough information without painting details to eyes, lips, etc. that take away from the finished portrait. The portrait can become outlined and stiff. I have studied and painted and painted to try and perfect a looser, more impressionistic approach to my portraits. I was pleased with my Alice.