1:55 PM: i say persisting because i'm a bit exasperated with the nose & mouth in this painting. because she's looking down, her nose is foreshortened. it's very tricky not to make it look like she has a huge nose. but it also affects her mouth/ i may have to let it sit for a while & work on something else. yesterdays version is on the left; todays on the right. still not there. better, but not resolved. i think the bit of red i collaged onto the center area is a distinct improvement, compositionally.