After creating my previous painting and it being successful I then set out creating my final piece. I decided this time to cut out the mouth and restrict this sense as I felt still having the eyes in the painting would involve the viewer more in the piece. I will be able to add a lot of emotion in to the eyes and this is something that people can connect with. I also decided to enlarge the scale of the piece as I feel having a large canvas also involves the viewer further in the work. It means they can move away and up close to the piece inspecting it from different distances and seeing how this changes their perceptions of it. I also feel a large scale has a larger impact on the viewers. below are the images of my final piece in its first stages, it still has a long way to go!