I have learned much from the series of black and white portraits i have painted. But i am done.I cannot face another blob of gray paint. My last painting was ‘Genesis’ I loved capturing her serious but oh so beautiful face. Little Madi was rescued out of a Meths house at 4 months of age. Now 2 and a half and adopted into the most loving family imaginable she is still a very serious little girl. I so desperately wanted to capture her in color and made a decision that that would be my last painting in black and white. The reason i am painting in black and white and not color is to gain a understanding for tones. That was the way the old masters learned how to paint portraits. So back to the books and the art store to purchase a palette of colors.