Head of Christ after Franz von Stuck - again

This is my entry for the Central Kitsap Presbyterian Church Lenten art show. I'm not really satisfied with it, but after nine graphite drawings and three watercolors, this is the best I can do. I would have liked it to be a little looser and not have such sharp contrasts. I actually lifted some paint out of the dark areas to improve it a bit. I used 140 lb Arches paper, lovely to work with because it can take so much paint and scrubbing.