This is a beautiful piece, the pale, simple colours adding wonderfully to the overall effect. The dark of the clothes contrasts nicely against the other paled hues, and the background is simple but not boring.
It took me a few looks to see the damaged eyes, however, and I feel that as it is what makes the piece so inspired it should be more noticable. Perhaps a more contrasting red would help it stand out? Subtle is good, but not to the point of unnoticability.
I love the expression on their face, and the pose with the risen hand is thought-provoking and elegant.
Overall this piece is very beautiful and well made. Excellent!