Flower motif acrylic on canvas...lighting issue

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    Unhappy Flower motif acrylic on canvas...lighting issue

    Hey everyone, I'm new to the conceptart forums. Having lurked a bit though, I know that there are some seriously talented/skilled and sweet people on here...it's amazing. It would be great to get advice on this painting I've been working on.
    Flower motif acrylic on canvas...lighting issue
    It's an acrylic painting on canvas. I'm fixing to just dispose of the whole idea of the light source, or at least such a strong light source as I've been trying to render on the face. I may end up doing that, but I just wanted to know how I could make this light more convincing. When I try to put shadows on the right side of her face it just makes her skin look burnt and/or dirty. I guess I'm not using the right colors? The right saturations? I've tried so, so many times. =(

    Also, I intended for her facial proportions to seem stylized but I dont even know if that's working out for me, either. There may be some serious design issues with this painting. I just want to bang my head against a wall. Any critiques at all, about anything would be much loved and welcome. Here's a detail shot, and also a doodle (thumbnail size) that I drew and edited in photoshop prior to attempting this painting.

    Flower motif acrylic on canvas...lighting issue
    Flower motif acrylic on canvas...lighting issue

    Thanks a lot for reading!

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    what colors did you use for the shadows? your are suppose to use or hint at blues... something about the light and how it refracts... some sort of blue... not very much though... hope this helps...

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    The nose is way too thin and the eyes were better in the sketch. The lips aren't wide enough and are tilted.

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