Hi Matt, this is Caitlin
This portrait isn’t quite finished, but I’m submitting it now because next week will be too long to wait.
I’m going for a somewhat painterly look. I’ve realised that aiming for realism doesn’t interest me any more – I like seeing some paint strokes and paint texture. I’ve also accentuated the saturation of the eye and hair colours because I like it that way.
Even though I’m not quite done feel free to critique it all, I don’t mind.
Is there something weird about the lips?
Would you add anything to the background? I’ve toyed with the idea of a stronger background tone or gradient but I’m not sure.
Thanks very much, I hope you and your family are keeping well.