“Precious” – and very difficult

Impossible to take a decent photo of the large painting. It is too large and I have no way of lighting it evenly in the studio. The photo below is the best I can do until it is mounted outside. I have been struggling with the head, believe me. Now it has to dry for a while and then I will figure out something. What? Have no idea, just know I am not happy yet… The name of the work is Precious. teck3A close up of the head below. Maybe I need to soften it all up? Correct a few things here and there. But it is not supposed to be a perfect portrait painting, more like a dream, an illusion, a metaphor.teck4