Thanks Seree, Steve and Wes,
Seree, sadly, there is not much I can do about changing the face now, I am attempting some small changes but this is sheets of wood veneer glued to the surface of my canvas. On top of that, I have worked on it with some colored pencil. The eyes have areas of glass beads applied. I wasn't fully happy with the face and recently I went at the mouth kind of vigorously with an eraser. Now it's a bit more subtle but... huge changes are just not possible at this point. There are some changes I wanted to make on her eyebrows too. We will see how it works out in the end.
Still thinking about the hand. I like the idea that she may be beckoning.
Steve, if something were to be in her hand, that would be a way better idea than what I was thinking about originally - all my first ideas were so cliche.
Wes, That is an interesting idea too and dust could slip through the fingers. I don't get your refrence but if you are asking if you can post in this forum - Yes! Please do!