I recently completed a painting that I love and I wanted to share it with you!
I was interested in creating a face with lots and lots of texture. I wanted to see if I could push the face so that it's "off" but still reads as a face. For example, the lips are in the wrong place. On purpose. The eyes don't match. On purpose. And so on.
I used some iridescent paint in this piece. Thus, the photos above and below are very different (because of the light).
I love the soft focus of it. And I think it stands out, even with a busy background, as in the photo below: