The painting is not finished yet, but all the relationships are mostly developed. There are dozens of small tweaks yet to happen, as well as a few final highlights in some areas. I'm also thinking of some subtle indication of drapery in the background, which was in fact there, but which I wasn't sure I wanted to include. I think, now, that the background may benefit from a little articulation, rather than remaining as it is, which is pretty flat. I won't do a lot, and will keep the brushwork very simple and direct, but I would like to show just a suggestion of the draped fabric.
But that will have to wait until the clear alkyd glaze dries. There are two hand-rubbed coats on there now. It should be ready for some additional brush work tomorrow. When that dries, I'll apply another two or three coats of the clear glaze (which is really just alkyd painting medium). This accentuates the sense of depth in a subtle but distinct way, enriching the dark areas and increasing the saturation of the pigments.