I really love this piece! The color choices are gorgeous, but I am really drawn to her face. I love that her eyes are closed. And I absolutely love the books on her head, as if she were sitting and absorbing the knowledge This is just a really inspiring piece to me It's just drawing me in Thank you for sharing it
May be it could be interesting for You to take a look to some female painters between two World wars, there is even one Serbian painter, Milena Pavlovic Barilli... Take every inspiration You can ever have! High level, getting higher, great future!
May be You have no art school (as same as me) but Your technique and paint skill is on that level that You are able to take Your own direction. Internet is great, I also search and look and think. After alll, answer is in Your head!