Sophia Loren painting...continued

I finally had time to get back to this painting. After looking at it the pencil for a while I decided to try another approach and not to do an exact copy.
The whole point of this was for practice.

This was the original pencil...

And this is the painting started with the base colour applied.
(Now that I look at it I'm not sure if I should have just stayed with my original plan?)

© Greg Banning 2010