I know that it says no copyright or anything-no would I WANT to steal from you! but I'm so in love with her profile and the ripples of her dress; could I have permission to use this picture as drawing reference? (And honestly, when I draw other's work my mind starts blowing up and it turns out never looking exactly like the original anyway! So no harm done?) but of course if I'm out of line just say so! Your pictures just captivate me!! Like.. SO MUCH!
It has an old Russian painted portrait aesthetic to it. That's probably the best thing I can say about it. The "expressiveness" doesn't speak to me, but I'm probably in the minority. As for the colours the whole thing looks pale, nothing contrasts with anything. Sure, the ginger hair should contrast with the pale skin or dress, but the colours aren't vibrant enough, the ginger hair looks too dimmed to create contrast.