That's very nice, I'm a big fan of Lass and I could tell it was her from the thumbnail. I really like the colours, very soft and don't look contemporary, like something you'd see 50 or 60 years ago. Really cool work.
The turn of the neck, the angle of the head, the expression of the eyes. Even the fall of her hair are all wonderfully chosen details. I think the rougher brushstrokes really add to this piece. The only aspect of this that I struggled with was the lips. I like the set of the mouth but it took me a long time to decide whether the lips were closed or ever so slightly parted. Having concluded upon much reflection that they are closed I am all on board.
This comment is not nearly as flattering as it should be given the excellence of this work and perhaps says more about me than the work itself.
Wow! On first impression, this is stunning - such an expression, beautifully portrayed with depth of feeling. And then I started to look at it properly. This "perfection" has arisen from bold strokes and rough textures. There are a lot of marks in those shadows, and yet not a single one out of place. Every mark adds something and you have stopped at just the right moment. Your choice of colours for hair and highlights is exquisite - the light catching the edge of her cheek on one side and ear lobe on the other lifts the whole piece.
And yet all this is done in balance - nothing draws attention to itself. Like a professional choir, every part of this work of art (for that is what it is indeed) harmonises perfectly, submitting its own voice to the beauty of the whole. Not bad at all, in fact!