This is just gorgeous! Why is no one commenting I mean really! The lining is very smooth and fluid; the way her neck arches gradually to an elegant curve to look out at the viewer. Her eyes are distant and yet somehow she seems to be observing me as the painting rather than the other way around. The sharp and yet natural shading of her philtrum and her lips are very striking and realistic and differ from the easing shading of her cheek and chin which was as also executed extremely well. The roundness of her shoulder and the marble-like surface with beautiful patterning only adds to this piece and I truly think that over all the red ties it off flawlessly. This was amazing to look at! Thank you so much for sharing!