After I painted this woman the other night my husband begged me to post her on Facebook. "I think I'm in love with her, " he told me. "I want to be able to see her."
It's funny how people can respond so strongly to an image. She still feels very unfinished to me, but he loves the tilt of her head and the fullness of her lips. That's enough for him.
I love her too, but now I'm afraid that I'm going to screw her up as I continue to work on her. This is one of my big art fears--overworking things or adding that touch that ruins a perfectly good piece. At least she is now preserved in all her "Before" glory.