Well I heard from Carol Marine, finally, about the portrait of her that I painted and entered in the Valley Watercolor Society show. She was pleased and said "no problem" that I had "stolen" her photo from her website several years ago in hopes of being able to paint a portrait of her. Ergo: permission given.
Take a look at the weekly painting challenge that she has mounted. Could be fun for all of us to try? This week's challenge is a rose, by any other name? Still a rose.
Look at all the entries from the exact same posted photo of a rose!
Thank you Carol for taking up Karin Jurick's challenge of a painting a week? a painting a month. Hard no matter how you look at it.