As I stated before- I start glassing this portrait to depict a warm feeling, I love the old masters burnt umber look and so it toned that color down to show a warm brown. To create a photo that is or can be considered an art piece we must begin with the pose- composition- expression to give one the feeling, to study and evolve our thoughts. When we accomplish our vision then it is up to the viewer to read in the message they are capable of and appreciate it's beauty.
I used photo shop to add dry brush very low setting- then on top I put the filter poster edges again low capacity. This is my final finish for the wall it has to be large at least 24 inch to be view from a proper distance - don't smell the art piece view it from the proper distance please. Every art piece has a proper viewing distance.