But today I returned to the portrait finally, and oiled it back up so I could touch it up and take my time with it.
The result of today's labor:
oil on canvas
A lesson for all artists and those wanting to be artists: Slow down. Skipping crucial steps and trying to make short cuts will only result in a weak piece.
Lesson for me as I move on to the next painting: Work on patience. Wish me luck.