The best idea seemed to be; paint some public figure, but I didn't have any photos. The solution came with an invitation to an event where the folks who helped out with the fires last summer in our area, were being honoured. A friend sent me a group shot that included myself with some well known local individuals. She also gave me permission to use her picture for a reference.
I'm a long way from being finished but thought it might be fun to post my painting as is and hope that as I progress, someone might recognize who it is. I don't even know if any local people read my blog but this seemed a good way to find out.
5"x 7"oil on canvas board