great work - especially on the face. i feel that you can work on the uniform a bit more - it seems to be a few rough daubs of paint compared to the otherwise smooth and detailed face. maybe have a bash at it, even if it was a earlier work
Actually, I like the lack of detail in the uniform and background. It draws attention to the woman's face, which appears very well. The face Is probably the most important part of the piece, because it shows the emotion that comes along with the war.
The only word I can use to describe this is awesome, and used in the correct context too. If I had half the talent and time that went into this, I'd be ten times more talented and.. Timed... Than I am now. Bravo!