This is the final image that I worked on for an hour or two from Wednesday to Friday. If you want to see a couple of earlier stages I have uploaded some more images on Instagram.
As for this painting, it is acrylic on wood and layers of gesso. I began by painting over an illustration I wasn't happy with so there were all sorts of colours coming through as well as a dark charcoal colour before I began to paint on top. I might do a little more on the woman's hands while trying not to overwork it. That's something I am guilty of in the past! This approach is a looser version of the way I used to illustrate in the 1990s. It feels really good to be painting regularly again. I think I will continue with figures next week, perhaps combining still life and people. It depends how busy Ink Paint Paper becomes.