Pauline Lockhart: Dora Carrington’s portrait of Lytton Strachey #2

Okay, I’ve made a start on the face. I’m used to painting faces of people I know, and using my knowledge of the person, when painting their face. It’s really hard painting someone I don’t know at all. It’s so difficult to limit myself to just copying, I keep wanted to change bits! I want paint the hair differently, but I have to be disciplined.