Going back to a painting after it has "rested" a while can be a great opportunity to see it with fresh eyes and make the needed adjustments that I just couldn't see before. Here is the "before" and "after" of Elena Running.
16x20", oil on canvas
I pushed the background back further by softening the edges and adding a glaze. Then I lightened the values of Elena's hair, dress and eyes. I also added more color to her skin tones.