On Yupo, a portrait of my paternal grandmother, and the gladiolus that she loved to grow (although she could grow anything).
Working out the composition and the colors, bit by bit and will begin on the flowers soon.
She wasn't a redhead, but had dark, auburn hair that faded more as she got older until it became almost a dark strawberry blonde color. Not a gray hair in sight when she passed at age 80 in 1990. (That was the year I started having heart problems and was diagnosed with mitral valve prolapse.)
She was the strongest woman I have ever known and I still miss her.