With my Mural completed and installed just last Sunday, I have found myself in a large, bright, lovely Art Studio. I have had 4 paintings drawn out and ready to go for some time now so I am hitting them hard with Oil paint and hoping for the best. This painting, “Olivia II”, is a complement to a painting I did named simply “Olivia” from a few years ago. Both paintings have the same subject, head facing the same direction, and both are very calm and relaxed. “Olivia II” is a more mature young woman with a mind full of travel, love, and graduation. Olivia is so pleasant to paint and was just what I needed to cleanse the pallet. I am happy to fall back into Portrait Painting for a bit before my winter exhibitions.