Who is this person?

I am painting again. It always amazes me to realize how hard it is, what a challenge it is. And that is why I keep doing it, can’t resist.
Now who is this person? A man or a woman? From where? Why so red? How old? One part is missing, I can’t finish that yet, the paint has to dry first. Not a large painting, 38 x 26,5 cm.

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