I incorporated several techniques into this one painting. It was so much fun! Flat painted areas, stylized faces and having the pattern mix into the subject was the best! I chose to stylize the faces in this particular painting because of the subject matter. Some women choose happily to wear a covering, some wear it because it is tradition, and then there are some where it is forced upon them. Maybe they feel marginalized or that they are invisible. So the technique of having the subject mix or blend into the pattern (although fun visually for me) actually causes a sadness within my heart.