It feels really good to work with live models again.  We had our first three hour session yesterday and I believe it went really well.  I got the mother's body placed in and a gesture of the child.  Before our next session on Wednesday I will work a few things out.  Some of the shadows and the color pallet with her back will need to be reevaluated.  Although it looks good at a glance, it became a bit muddled.  The rich shadows and highlights became lost.  I can also see areas such as the neck and shoulder blades that are not quite right.  For the child I can work on some sketches and a color pallet from photographs.  This will make it easier to work quickly with the active baby.  The background will also get painted in as much as possible so I can see how the figures and setting work together.