Here they are today. I'm running out of time and have been putting in serious effort to get these two portraits finished before the movers take away my easel.
Pat is finally beginning to shape-up, but with Sam, I've gone in a completely new direction. Previously, the background was the very dark-to-light spread. So much for that! Sam told me it would be okay to change his shirt, too, so...I did. The scarf was purely my idea and the cool blue background is meant as a start of some sort of outdoors look to justify the scarf.
Sam hasn't seen this yet, but he might get his first glimpse of it here. It's a much livelier painting now and that can't be all bad. Pat's still has the darks, or as the Maestro call it, "brown gravy" and it's just what she wants. She saw this a couple of days ago and seemed pleased at the progress. Both still have a way to go, but I'll get there. Hope you all had a good day and an even better tomorrow.