A vision, a story, an enigma, this elegant lady gazes out the window, and yet we know she does not see the view. Is she contemplating another time, a place, a person or an experience? Or is it a future event that concerns her? What should she say? How will she react? Her distinct beauty is enhanced by pearls, yet she is of this time, or is she?
This portrait of a lady developed slowly. The painting arose from a simple drawing emerging from a feeling of strength, accented by resolve. The proportions were difficult. I wondered how to depict her as determined, yet relaxed, as a lady with simple elegance and strong reserve. A lady of a certain age who had lived, and yet her youth was still evident in her lineless face and sensuous body.
She is dressed in an off-white, short silk, cocktail dress, hand painted with soft flowers. She sits on a contemporary brown couch with a mirror on the wall and a bouquet of white roses. She is important. She is aware. She is a woman to be remembered for who she is, how she thinks and what she does.
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- : 40" x 30" x .75"
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