Working on Sam's portraits has really surprised me. Based on her responses to The 3:30 Project questions and prompts, I thought my focus would be other colors and atmosphere - greens, the cool of morning air and damp forest floor. And this, THIS, is what's emerging.
After a few hours of panicking, and a discussion with Sam, I've decided that going with my intuition, based on her responses, is going to be the best option. A little tweaking on this one and more layers to come on the other 3 panels.