This piece has been sitting on my art table for a couple of months. It started as a palette for another painting I was working on, then I did a sketch and added a few highlights, and then it sat. I would look at it each day and this person I'd drawn would look back at me. I thought that certainly more was needed, that it was lacking in layers, but those eyes stopped me every time I felt the urge to add more. Today I finally listened and realized that this piece had been complete for quite some time.