With this portrait I tried to lay down a good Notan before I began to paint. The photograph was so light that I had to change the mid tone values and contrast in a program on my computer. It was difficult to find the shapes of value and color. I am happy with the results , however. In the future I will try to paint a little less. I struggled to maintain control over the midtone values. My art buddy Jo Mackenzie has established a pattern that she follows to get the tones perfect. I am not a watercolorist and so I can use white paint to tint color. I hope that with lots of practice I will be able to think with forethought a little bit more.