I finished a custom mosaic piece for a client, it is a 4'x5' image of Our Lady of Guadalupe from Mexico. I tried to work her face in a different technique so I could keep the calm, softness and delicate facial expressions this image has (first image below without grout).
Now, the second picture shows the final piece after being grouted - does it looks fine? It's too soft? Should be darker?
As I look at it again (and again) I think the hands and face work together to draw attention to the face which is very calm and meditative and is the focus of the piece. I think your client will be pleased. kb
Oh my god, I siimply love this... I also have one that I have started, but am really behind on. I hope mine comes out as good as yours. Where was this mosaic installed? Gosh it is beautiful. I have one Madonna and child glass on glass I'm also working on. VERY SLOW here... lately.