I think there's a nice italianate feel for colour and format of the portrait in this painting. That was quite a change (the introduction of purple) from the previous photo. I can understand why you're at ease with arriving at this point.
I found the beautiful colors of the previous photo very isolated and lonely. I covered the face in red and then washed it. I covered the rest with purple and then washed it. It must be a kitchen approach. Today, I again feel there is something missing. I have only tonight left. If i don't find anything tonight, my cousin will not have a painting from Roma this time. For sure i can prove i tried ..... Haaaa haaaaa