In search of inspiration, I found these colorful portraits by Louise Dear. Louise Dear is a contemporary artist who applies bright, bold, intense layers of color over a prefabricated aluminum support.
Her work reminds me of a gilt, Klimt aesthetic with references to both 1930's and 1980's advertisements. All images in this post are from the artist's website which you can access here.
I really admire her innovative use of social media through her #loveyourselfie project. In this, people purchase a custom portrait by the artist using a selfie they had posted on social media as the reference photo.