Today I tried this blue stripe and waved the stripes some, but I didn't see until now that I have all the stripes converging on the right. Sigh. I'll take a fresh look on Monday and see what I think then. I think the blue is too saturated... at least it looks so in this very bad photo.
I worked a bit more on her face today, too. I'm not sure the changes would be obvious to anyone but me, but I think it's better.
A family came in today when I was starting work on this one and I told them each of the details I was going to work on. Later, just as I was going to sign it, they returned and checked to see that I'd made the changes I'd mentioned. Very nice folks. And, as always, it feels good to have someone care about my work.
I'm proud of this one, and I'm eager to know how the fellow likes his gift. I don't know how his wife will be able to wait until Christmas to give it to him!