I've (finally!) completed three portraits in the 'Extraordinary Women' series and am struggling with whether or not to add writing (quotes from these women) or not. Initially I used a fine point paint pen on the portrait of Measha Brueggergosman, then a medium for Alice Munro and nothing for Catherine O'Hara. I've painted over the the writing on the center portrait using a transparent colour so the words are still slightly visible...for now. That may change again if I decide to block off all the writing. I'm really struggling as I keep thinking about the 'Nasty Women' series and 'The Grandmothers' where I didn't add any writing at all, but then, with the 'Heroes' series which was also on this shape of canvas (14x7 inches) I initially began without the quotes, but then added them as the series grew, which I ended up loving. Maybe I haven't found the right writing tool yet. Or maybe this series will include a quote in the title. I'm not sure yet. I guess we'll see where this pondering leads.