Since beginning this portrait I have had a considerable haircut and look quite different. However I will continue with the longer hair in the portrait, besides it may have grown back by the time I finish painting. Still struggling with the moving light coming through the window and ought to restrict this painting to night time sessions. I see a resemblance emerging which is good but also a loss of lively brushwork which isn’t good. As well as the changing light my biggest challenge with this and most other paintings is my eyesight. I wear glasses for close up reading and another pair for distance neither seem appropriate for the distance I am painting at.