Ok, there was a day in between but I had a model in that day, so there was no chance to work on the painting. The first photo is of the painting as is was left last time when I could not photograph it for lack of light, the second shows the progress achieved today. Spot the difference.
Not exactly a "new" portrait as I have had the colour study, photos and canvas, ready to go, for a while now. I finally had time to get started. As usual I start with a deliberately rough charcoal sketch made using a bamboo stick to give me a loose guide. Started adding a little colour. Mapping in a few rough details. Back to charcoal so I could rough in some features and move things around using charcoal and putty rubber. A final layer of paint and it's time to call it a day.