It's really telling that when you paint a painting, you almost become too involved with it, and you cannot see the errors. But give a little distance and time and perhaps a view of her staring back at you on a computer screen and I see that the nose is a little too long and the lips are a little off. The "attitude" in the reference photo is missing, and she is softer in the photo, less tough. Taking all of that into consideration, I still feel good about his painting because I only started this portrait course 23 days ago, having never painted them before.
"728 (My) Brown Eyed Girl"
acrylic - 9x11 in