Here's a new image, another image for the portfolio. I wanted to do another night scene, and I was inspired by an image by George Tooker of people holding lanterns. I'm particularly happy with the texture of satin on the woman's dress.
I still might do more to this one. I used a little more wash and dry brush in the earlier stages of the image as I have with other recent pieces, allowing me to generate an overall more painted look.
Here's a revised version of my "Harvest Moon" image based on suggestions from my new rep, Abigail Samoun of Red Fox Literary (you can see the original version, here).
Abigail suggested that I get rid of the fireflies, since they were a little ambiguous. It wasn't clear exactly what they were, which is something I had already suspected. She also suggested I darken the background and add a glow around the scene, and put a little more color and modeling on the faces. And lastly, she suggested that I add highlights to the fur to make it look softer and more like fur, to contrast with the kids.