Another completed portrait:
This one took quite a long time to "ripen." Her multicolored scarf was what drew my attention to the photo in the first place, and this scarf was also what I had the most issues with. After completely overkilling it and having the painting on hold for months, I painted it over with gesso and re-did it in as few brush strokes as I could. I'm pretty happy with it now :) Here are the progress pictures:
As you can see, I was very excited about the scarf from the very beginning! :)
It is also obvious that I did not take the pictures at equal increments during the process.