It's complete.I really like the how the tones dance on the hair ~and how the back-light supports the head and shoulders; really pops the form. The simple background sets the mood well also. Good looking guy, what's he reading? Huckleberry Finn?
I'm not sure what part you're unhappy with; I think it's very nice!
His expression is great, he's so focused.
Alice, this is a just beautiful! The warm colors, lighting, and softened brush marks enhance the feeling of this quiet composition. I like the shift in color in the background, too. Frame it!
Nice! This is a lovely painting!
nice. great painterly approach
it appears to have an effortless construction. again, your brush strokes are economical and packed full of information. this is one of your best palettes. serene.