My new favorite; pictures speak louder than words so I think this one needs very little explanation -- here's how it happened:
Once again, facial issues. Although I like the soft, looseness of the brushwork on this face, she looked too old and too pessimistic than what I had intended:
Her face was also too large, I think.....so I made it a bit smaller, painting over the first effort.
And then tilted her head upwards, as she was sort of lost in thought, gazing up at the wall across from her:
4" x 4" x 1.5" oil on cedar wood block