This morning I spent three and a half hours in life class completing this very formal portrait. The poor model must have been terribly stiff by the time we finished. I’m quite pleased with this, as I haven’t done very much representational painting (especially of people). I’ve used acrylics, but am itching to try oil paints. The only thing I’m not sure about is the turpentine fumes (and safe disposal of turps); and the longer drying time. Any tips?