You start out with high hopes, the perfect photo (Carrie Layne Mashon on PMP) and I loved the subject.
Working on the painting, and it went along fairly well, started to see things I wasn't happy about, the thought went through my mind . "I'll do it again only much larger. " 'this is just a study. ok ...
Put in an 11x14 mat and the painting was too small. White all around. It's a standard size mat, and yes I could get a custom one, but it's not worth it. Not the first time I've done that, but it WILL be the last ..
Anyway, here's the painting such as it is.. and put into a much smaller mat.. !! BJ