Here's a work-in-progress, mixed media art painting of Flower Girl.
A while back I took a portrait workshop with Misty Mawn at an Art & Soul Retreat. I remember her saying that it's common to not be satisfied with a painting in its beginning stages. I did have a rough time when I first began this painting but then I finally was able to get it back into shape. I do have some finishing details to add.
I worked on this painting in my art journal. I find that it helps to first experiment with portraits in a journal before moving on to a canvas or wood panel. For example, I initially added a flower image, to the painting, taken from a paper napkin. The latter quickly fell apart. So I rubbed it off and replaced it with a paper flower image.