She just needs to be shown in better light. Edit May 23: I've actually decided that this painting is not quite finished. I think she needs a bit more structure to her face in relation to the bottom portion of the painting, which I find ethereal and harmonious. Until she's finished, I will leave you with her name: Our Lady of Navigators (Pigeon). Most people think this image is decapitated, limbless, gruesome, and while this may be true from some perspectives, I believe she's being put back together again through cleansing. I think the title might help with this idea. And, as a digression, I believe that these paintings are a series of self-portraits. Perhaps the last one will be an image inspired by my own person, as opposed to my spirit, which is reflected in all the models that I sculpt and then mold into a new shape and finally formed into a new role on canvas. I keep harping on my process because I believe it to be a good one, a brave one, a patient one. This process to me is art itself. The paintings are just the residue.