Early stages on the new painting

This is the new painting I'm on at the moment.  I should have some real time to finish this one in the next week. The bottom is not blocked in... that will be a cityscape side lit by the setting sun. The lower half of the girl (my girlfriend) is still rough. There is almost no edge work yet and the hair on the back of her neck hasn't been worked in. Mostly the ear and neck are close. The sky is done. She will eventually be wearing a shirt with thin red straps. You can see the beginnings of a shadow on her left shoulder for a strap. Hair I save for last. You'll also notice I changed the direction of the lighting from the drawing.

First few days of work...

First few days of work...

I've got a a whole group of similar paintings in the works.  After trying a few different routes I like this direction enough to start series.