Today the painting was delivered to its recipient, my husband's grandmother, so I can safely reveal what I was working on now. First is a shot of the entire picture. Keep in mind it is still a little curved, even after laying all night underneath something heavy in an attempt to flatten it, so if anything seems a bit skewed, that is likely why. The squarish splotch on the upper right is a shadow.
I can tell how my skills progressed with each figure with both the drawings and the paintings. I started left to right for both. I think for my next project I may do another set similar to this of the three girls, maybe using photos from this Christmas if they turned out good, and work on improving their likenesses, especially the first two girls, who are sisters.
Close up individual pictures: