Hello again dear as you know I am from and I am here to provide you with the critique you requested. I want to thank you for your patients and remind you that all critiques are subjective and I hope this helps you in the future
Okay let me start by saying I love your style of art especially how you fused the background into the subject and how your pieces always have amazing color schemes, all of this shows in this beautiful piece.
The stocks you use are of great quality and are very nicely cropped no jagged edges that will distract the viewers eyes. The lighting is incredible and works very well with the subjects face, she glows beautifully . I really love how you added make up to the subject and I couldn't even tell until I saw the original stock which is really nice detail. One thing I love about the make-up is the fact that it is not to much and the eye shadow and lipstick is in the middle of the subjects features which was a really great choice because the color is so warm and strong, I think if you put it all over the eyes or all over the lips it would be too intense. I also like how you added a little to the brow to highlight them so they are not to dark it is a nice balance.
I am most impressed by the color scheme in the piece, it is what really shines and what really makes the piece overall incredible. The piece has a beautiful warm monochromatic color scheme that works so well for it. I also like how you chose this shade of orange/red, I think it works well with the title because it reminds me of rust color as if something is getting old so I think the piece's title and color is fitting. I adore how some parts of the artwork is bright like the center of the background and other areas are dark or less saturated, again it adds to the amazing rust time passing feel and I love how you incorporate in your pieces the background with the subject, many times the issues with photo-manipulations is that this does not happen,even in paintings where the subject makes no sense with the environment because of color scheme or lighting or elements not blended to show it is one artwork but this piece does not have that issue at all and it is a great example of how subject is together with the background and I think as an artist that this is one of your strengths when you do a piece. I love how you accomplished the blending by adding the orange/red to the hair and how it shows in the skin. My most favorite point is the contrast between her eyes and the whole piece, great emphasis! When I first saw the artwork it was what caught my eye, the bright eye shadow draws me in and the contrast with the blue provides great balance so the orange is not overwhelming.
You always use amazing textures and I love how you used them sparingly in the piece at the top it looks like very natural warring out over time and I love how it creeps up from the background and has the sort off old feel to it.
I really like the abstract and beautiful clocks in the background again compliments the theme, I also like how you incorporated as a element into the subject to have balance. This is a great idea but what I suggest is perhaps move the clock a little lower from her neck. I understand how you may not want it at her face which is a great artistic decision but I would like to see it pulled down maybe to the arm a little so it can be seen more clearly. Also this can help the transition for the viewers eyes from one end of the piece to the other would be with more ease. I also think the choice not to have the orange all over the hair was also a great choice but I would of liked to see just a little of the color extend a little down the hair that covers her arm more so it can look more natural. Because I see how you added a burst of color by the clock but then it stops. I think it would help to see, the same color but little lower opacity extend further down the hair that way it will not be over whelming or take away from the piece beauty.
I love your style and you art works and love the color scheme! It is amazing and it works so well for the piece, I love the contrast of the eyes it makes great emphasis, I love the concept and theme and elements of the piece. My suggestions are not much but to when you incorporate elements of the environment with the subject is to think if it is the proper place for the object. I suggest ( if you do not do this already) to flip the canvas the opposite direction or just play with the piece and think if it looks right or ask for a set of fresh eyes from someone else, ask them what they think or leave the piece for a day or two and when you get back to it see where you eyes go and if they move slow or abrupt when you look at the whole thing. A lot of times as artist when we do a piece we see it so much that taking a step back from it or having fresh eyes can help us spot ways to make our piece stronger. You have great taste and your piece looks amazing it took me 2 days to stare at it to come up with suggestions so you are on a great path All of the elements and texture and color all help to have a great warm mood and overall powerful theme.
Hope this helped you dear and keep up your beautiful artwork we would love to see more from don't be shy to request a critiques anytime dear
Sorry dear I wanted to add this as an official critique to rate it with the stars but I have been trying and it won't let me because of all the errors, so I hope you don't mind me putting it hear.But I rate your work as 5 stars