One of my New Year resolutions was to practice painting portraits and people: I thought it would be nice to offer pet portraits that included the pet's owner. But this is difficult. I have experienced a number of "wipers" which is inevitable but rather demoralising. Also, colour-mixing is difficult.
I thought I would take a step back from my rather ambitious resolution and approach it with a bit more caution. Sideways on, so to speak. So here is a person, approaching sideways. It is a start.