I enjoyed this piece but I definitely wish I had spent more time on the underdrawing before I started painting. The head is a bit wide in comparison. I wanted to try to imitate the brushstrokes of Matisse but after a bit, I realised how much paint I would use and decided not to. Art supplies are too expensive. I also wish that I had done the painting on canvas instead because I like the feel of painting on it more. I’m satisfied with the end result even though it is not something that I would ever approach in my own work. I was nice seeing how Matisse used larger brushstrokes to imply form and shape without getting caught up in details. If I could go back and do it again, I would dumb down the stripe down the center of the face.