For the first time I created a grisaille before even thinking of colour and what a difference it made when painting!
I'm pretty pleased with this one. However, I'm never sure about the hair. The mid tone is ok I think (burnt sienna and sap green) but the highlights aren't great. Maybe the brush I'm using. I never feel happy with hair!
The background is always a tricky one too. Blue seems ok here - recedes I think. Could that be better too? Probably.