My dear and longtime friend agreed to sit for a 2 hour portrait. She is so beautifull,with translucent skin and lovely bone structure that it was almost harder than painting someone plain that you don't know! I wanted to do justice to her, to the cause! Alas, I fell short of my own expectations. However, there IS a Leslie ness to it, and that's good. Putting the paint into shapes of the right color,right value, and in the right place is the top priority. Happiness.