It’s finished ! At least, she says it’s finished. This morning there was more inspection from afar, more pursed lips and slight narrowing of the eyes. Half way through, I was told ‘it’s nearly there’, then that my chin had been resolved, then that there were at least five portraits on top of one another, then, just before time, I was told it was all over and I was released into the outside world. No more sittings. But I still haven’t been allowed to see the final result. I have to wait.