It is finished! I finally had a chance to finish up the “portrait” a couple of weeks ago and have been waiting for a day with decent lighting to photograph it. I took all of the suggestions/critiques people sent in and am very happy with how it turned out. If you have any further tips or things to keep in mind for the next oil painting I tackle, let me know. This was the first time I’d touched oils in about 6 years. It was both fun and frightening! In the last 10 minutes of finishing touches, I was afraid I’d ruined the whole thing…but was able to pull it back and save it. Phew! Will probably start another portrait for fun this month, but am definitely going back to my safety zone of watercolor. Happy New Year to all!