This was one of my favorites I completed at the end of 2016. I felt like I successfully transformed the reference picture enough that it was 100% my own; I doubt the original photographer would recognize it even.
I dunno, it just spoke to me. There’s always a decent percentage of work I am not completely pleased with when I look it over (much) later; this one I am still happy with.
Oddly I have this same frame in three sizes! It’s from the late teens or early ‘20s, but somehow I’ve acquired three, and a fourth that is extremely similar.
Imgur link to WIP series: