I have enjoyed the process of adding layers of paint to this piece. Having the courage to fail, covering something you are reasonably pleased with and watching something even better emerge as you either wipe away the paint or add layers of different colors. This is how it looks after my work today.
I have added both warmth, softness and contrast. Now it does not matter who it is – to me it is just a painting of a timeless youth. Below a couple to close-ups, enlargements. The size of the entire piece is 30 x 25 cm. The width of the eye is 3 cm. The close up is maybe not relevant, because it is closer than what I can see when I paint, but I find it interesting to see the individual brush strokes and how adding layers of paint creates a sense of depth.