Molly is a very good family friend who decided to do some traveling after finishing university. She worked for awhile in England, then Italy, and now she is in Australia. She took some great photos and put them on her blog and told me I could us some as reference photos. I don't normally like to use photos unless I have experienced the scene in person, but I may take a vicarious trip with her once in awhile.
I need lots and lots of practice when it comes to painting people. I liked this image of Molly in Venice, in front of an old wall with graffiti. It was challenging to portray her shaded with the wall behind her in sunlight.
Sorry about the likeness Molly, its the best I can do! We miss you!