I just wasn't happy with Shannon's jacket and the lack of "life" in the background. So I dove back in this morning and started pushing paint around. With some solid advice from my good friend, Dustin Van Wechel (a wonderful painter in his own right) I was able to execute some fairly drastic changes that turned out nicely. I took some of the warm browns from the hair and incorporated them into the background along with some subtle blue-grays. I also painted out a good deal of the jacket. It felt clumsy to me, but I like it much better like this.
I'm happy. This one is done... for now :)