This is where I left off yesterday and where the painting is today. I'm finding it difficult to build the color over the black but it does add pop to the highlights.
I added more highlights in this one and put in some flowers in the background and one in his hand. I'm thinking I will make the weeds in the background into a radial composition bringing the eye into the boy.
Still adding brightness to the highlights and adding more color to everything. I'm trying to resist going into detail and keep my brush strokes loose.