I’ve been working on this one since shortly after the election.
I took lots of progress shots. And I did something new for me. When I thought it might be finished, instead of declaring it finished, I took a photo and desaturated it (turned off the color) using Photoshop and then looked at it again. I made adjustments to various points of the painting lightening in some places, clarifying in others and softening in others and losing a few edges here and there. I think it ended up being a stronger painting as a result and I’ll try this technique again, I think. You can see from the progression back and forth as you look down the line here. There was an underpainting that I failed to document, but the first picture is not too far past it.