Never mind anybody else's work; stick with what you are doing.
If any criticism is to be made, it would just be that I prefer totally unmarked and simply toned backgrounds to the folds etc. that some surfaces create. But that comes down to what's available at the time as well as what you might prefer in an ideal world. Hey, the girl is more than enough and if she's coming to Spain on holiday, send her my address; sure would lke to use that D700 on something other than just my 'paintings' these days!