I wracked my brain trying to figure out what this image reminded me of. I believe that it was an illustration of a gentleman from yesteryear, on the cover of "The New Yorker" magazine, only he was wearing a top hat and a monocle. Still, it may have been the elongated neck that made me think on the style of that piece in conjunction with this.
Beau Brummel will be pleased with the dashing Mr. Collins' dandy duds. The elongated neck and perked up shoulders only serve to add to his haughty, yet inquisitive expression. Or, is it disdain? He appears to arise, one with the clouds, imperious and impervious to whatever is transpiring within his view. You have created a witty and unique interpretation of this beloved character.
Oils are my favorite, too. The blending and shading are so much fun because you can add or subtract, cover mistakes easier, and they do not get muddy or cloudy like acrylics can if you are a slow painter like myself. I also like the translucency of oils once you thin them out.
This is worthy of a Jane Austen cover. Move over, Mr. Darcy.
and you do well with it...if it wasnt so expensive and time consuming i would do more oils...they seem to be the liveliest of mediums... i started out with pencils...did acrylics and watercolors for a while...then moved into oils...i always have a ton of respect for people who can pull off oils like you... started painting with light (digital)about 9 yrs ago and its helpful for quick jobs and learning composition...your other pieces are mindblowing...