Worked more on this painting - and here's where it stands right now. I didn't want the "black" background to be smooth and even and all the same color. I like that it's mottled and mixed here and there (done by painting it with a big soft brush from a puddle of 3 colors and then spraying it with plain water before it dried and tipping the painting to let some color and water run). I'll be making everything inside that black more soft-edged, too (except for the dress, that is).
Oh, and Happy March :)
Spring cannot be that far away now, can it?