For me the character is in a state of solemn retrospect. The violin might be over-the-top, but I agree she would need to be doing something with her hands. The overall mood is one of melancholic beauty and seems to work well. The gardens are gorgeous and the bird and points of light a nice touch. I think the lighting is in keeping with the mood and provides quiet drama. I love the character's costume which helps build the drama. We are left to wonder as to her thoughts, but that is part of the fun. Overall, subdued , yet thought provoking with high visual impact. Very well done. Hopefully these thoughts have been helpful.