This sort of portrait. There’s more than meets the eye, ya know? And as they state below, it allows the viewers to “fill in the blanks.” And then there’s the aspect of the visible confidence in the artist’s hand. It’s just beautiful.  I think this is my favorite kind of work. 

Meghan Howland creates moody paintings with loose brush strokes, examining brooding youths through a hazy lens. Her disillusioned characters appear delicate yet unaware of their own beauty. Their faces are often obscured or their eyes are closed, as if they are avoiding a painful confrontation. The result is an emotionally poignant body of work that allows the viewer to fill in the blanks. 

(Source: hifructose.com)