I'd like some constructive comments on this painting. I've included the reference photo.
It was submitted to the Portrait Society of Atlanta's Fall exhibition, but was not accepted into the show. Of course, the competition in this show is intense! Even so, I would like to know what some possible reasons might be. Thomas Caleb Goggans was the Juror, so a lot depends on how he judges paintings.
I've resubmitted it to another show and should hear from it in a week or two.
Does it look too much like the photo to be considered artistic enough?