Starting a portrait can seem intimidating. so much blank canvas, it can make you hesitate to take that first stroke. Oils being so forgiving, you can always go back and do over initial things done that you may not like later on. take a look at the little video here to get a glimpse in to the first stages of a portrait. if you like it, sign up in my guestbook to be kept informed on when my instructional video will be coming out.