I've done as much on this as I'm going to. I started out with a big mistake and I nothing is going to fix it. The problem was that I used Indigo in the shadow under the paper. It is staining and wouldn't lift no matter how hard I tried. I wanted the shadow to be much lighter. But it was a good exercise and I learned a lot. On to either a portrait or a miniature. I'll have to decide quickly as one has a deadline of the end of the month.
FYI -For anyone in the Toronto area, one of my paintings "Pushing the Limits" is in a show by the Portrait Society of Canada that runs from Mar 3 - 27 at the John B. Aird Gallery.