here's the finished oil painting on 12x16 illustration board.
Sketched in Photoshop (and after not saving for awhile, got this message). Ugh! photoshop rarely crashes on me, so I've gotten out of the habit of saving every few minutes. sigh. luckily I did a 'print screen' before it totally died on me, so I was able to still use the low res image to work from.
and the finished photo here: