In the flesh

This one, to me, is half a painting.  It is the underlayer, the base you paint in order to build up depth in the ensuing colours.  My problem is - what will the top coat be?  I have this (terrible?) feeling that when I start to overpaint this one I will in fact obliterate it.  I've never before felt that to be a negative thing, because usually I'm so unsatisfied with the original image that I'm happy to start over.  But this one has a quality that I enjoy and one that I would be sad to lose.  She's not finished, however, and she needs work. 

Acrylic on canvas
16" x 20"

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