This afternoon I went back and watched a number of Misty Mawn's videos from the Painting Layer's Course. Oh, I have already forgotten so much!!! The videos show things that notes alone do not explain. The image below is what I created. I have to tweak areas so that it's more polished, and I may add more layers too. It's almost done, and I'm pretty happy with it considering I haven't made many of this kind in the course time.
Perhaps I'll work up a bunch of these for Valentine's Day.
I'm happy I made time to indulge my creative self today. It was a salve to a winter-weary soul.