I like this a lot--I just started w/ oils, and so far I only somewhat got the hang of it. Looks like you know ur stuff-Our teacher always tells us to add colors from the surroundings and incorporate them into the figures; you've done just that! kudos!
Nice job on the chair Tom. I think the clearity of the hair and rending in the chair stand tall, but I want to see the back on the figure have a little more balance and clearity. I think in comparison to the chair and the hair the back seems a bit formulaic and stylized. Maybe just add a little more color variation and contrast of value in certain spots to really jolt up the realism in the forms. All an' all though, exceptional work mate
I love that vibrant light effect you get in your work, your paintings almost appear to glow. I like the composition as well, the chair and the torso play off each other well. The female back is always an intriguing form, almost hypnotic, you did it justice or her rather.