Some time ago our art discussion group did a "portrait swap" type thing. We were supposed to do our own portrait and one of our partner. My partner was/is Mary L. The project sort of died on the vine...but there was a recent idea to resurrect it and put the results on our group blog. So, I unearthed the painting I had started of Mary L. It really doesn't look much like her at all. About the only thing that does look like her is her hair color and style... Got that right. Strangely, the portrait looks a great deal like accused murderer Casey Anthony. I don't know exactly what to make of that.
If I revisit another painting of Mary L I need a better reference than I had or she needs to come sit for me.
Oil Sketch: Celeste Bergin, Mary L looks like Casey Anthony, Oil on canvas panel, 12 x 12 inches.