OK, so here are some better pictures of my last set of paintings. Actually, I have a few more that I haven't photographed yet, but I'm not as pleased as I am with these.
Here is a more stylized lady: (still a little blurry) Here's a closeup of her face. I got daring and used darker and darker colors. Lighter lights and darker darks make more of a sculpted and contoured face. And this one is done on a wonderful "Studio Board" that my husband made. A lovely birch substrate to work on.