I would like to sincerely than all of you who have commented on this painting. You inspired me, early this morning, to take a good look, get out brushes and paints, and start putting in a background to set off Carmella. I am so excited with the results so far, I had to post it.
I wet all the background and flowed in some aureolin, then while still wet, some quin. burnt orange. I'll be leaving the area around her nose lighter, and darkening from the outer edges inward. Thank you all again for your wonderful advice!!!