My thought, which I actually had late at night before I fell asleep, was an old portrait. One that needed cleaning. This is what I submitted for the assignment as it didn't say to alter the picture of the person any.
Then I had the idea if this was to be an old picture, then why not actually make her look like she was painted and not a photograph.
There is a bit of a difference. I think I like the second version better as far as the overall effect goes.
In the meantime, I will end my evening of 'photoshop play' by sampling some new tea I ordered from Teavana. I'm having Wonderberry Chocolate Truffle and Savvy is having Chocolate Chai. Great way to end a hectic day.