Charles Haacker wrote:A wonderful portrait of calm and grace. I think it can be called an environmental portrait. It is totally about the LIGHT! Lots of good suggestions. The paper or whatever it is is easy to remove and it is a little distracting. The dark thing... I keep puzzling as to what it is? I first thought it was the end of a pew, but it seems to be sitting right on top of an instrument that may be another piano or possibly a pump organ. I'm conflicted as to whether it should be lightened or ...anything. Agree about the texture lighting being a little rough on her face but that's a judgement call. It might suffice to erase the vertical crease in her forehead. She has a kind, calm face.
Yes, it is indeed about the light. I'll give some attention to the white things (paper) and the dark thing (top part of a straight back chair). And I'll try my unpracticed hand at facial fixing - I gave it a quick go-over with a negative clarity/negative sharpening brush in LR but I'll need to get a little more purposeful. Good idea about dealing with the crease. She is a wonderfully talented artist who exudes a sense of peace and calm.