In my opinion, your best work. Between the colors used in the face, the abstract, earthy background, and the position of the subject's face and shoulders, a strange feeling of solemn despair and longing is strongly conveyed.
You might not have intended that, but that's what I see :-P
I'm a sucker for traditional art, especially when it's not trying to be strictly photo realistic, although I enjoy both. I really like the angle you chose and the rough quality around the edges. It's emotive. And I covet your hat .
What I find incredible is that this, from 2011, is a masterpiece. And your skills have gone past mastering! I like the way you put detail to what's important in the painting, and the feelings in your eyes you manage to do. I hope you one day will post a tutorial video on youtube