The rabbits head appearing to morph into ectoplasm. The way you render detail. I am guessing that the frame was also crafted by yourself out of mixed media, and this is another wonderful aspect. The Victorian portrait feel (pose, shape of masonite, colors, and frame)
I would like also to see something done with brilliant colors in your style as well.
Color is a very difficult thing to add to real media, I'd suggest if you wanted to experiment with them to take a scan of one of your monochromatic and try out painting in new 'hues' with a photoshop style tool.
As a way to get the same kind of 'flexibility' that these programs give digital artists I'd suggest doing high quality scans and then prints of some of your pieces at a few different degrees of completion.
Professional canvas printers can make quite appreciable duplication of full size oil paintings with the scanners and printers especially if the pieces are flat and not dependent on layered color effects.
Then you can experiment with adding colors, I suspect watercolor or inks would lend itself best to the kind of effect they suggest.
thanks for your suggestion, but i like working with the relative monochromes. If you look further back into my gallery you'll see that I have done work in bright colors in the past, and not without unwanted results. My tastes have changed though, and the muted tones capture the mood I'm trying to convey these days. still, I appreciate your input and you're always welcome to chime in- you're full of useful constructive criticism and good ideas.
Ah alright, I was not sure if you were aware of all the options available to you. I also generally prefer to be more muted but found the experience of exploring more vibrant colors very rewarding after spending a long time in more monochromatic subdued colors.
The nose seems out of alignment with the rest of the face, but otherwise the piece is very nice, I like the smooth transition between textures and the way you more suggest the ears with tendrils rather then having them properly.