I worked last night on the portrait, and I think the end is in sight. I reworked the figure and background, bringing more background color into the figure. I used a darker value on the background to bring out the figure. I’m still not 100% happy with the likeness, but it’s very close.
I also worked on the lower portion, the hands and dinner plate. More work is needed in this area, and hopefully I’ll get to it this evening.