Portrait in Progress

I have been working on a fun portrait of a man from California for some time now. It has taken up my entire studio at 96″ tall and I have to paint much of it from a step stool! He stands 6′ 4″ tall and wanted a life size painting for his home… makes for a BIG canvas!
I have tried to photograph it as I have worked. I will attach them in several posts due to the number of photos. I hope to have new photos taken this week to show my latest progress.
The are obviously many challenges on a portrait this size, but the sheer scale makes covering the canvas a real workout. I have even greater respect for Sorolla! I am concentrating on the effect of the light, the overall high key of the portrait and the amazing reflective color. FUN!