16 x 12 oil on masonite panelI always have to feel my way along with proportions. I've heard about the rules of feature placement (Peggy Kroll Roberts', etc.) but those just confuse me. What I need to do is hang myself upside down like a bat and then paint what I see, since I'm not working from a photo. If you don't know about that trick, turning your reference photo upside down makes you see big value shapes and exactly where they are so you don't rely on what you *think* you know/see in front of you.