In preparing to “paint” Stephanie. It occurred to me, in the hunting around of ideas for how I was going to paint… was.. why not ask the sitter..!!
It adds much more depth to the painting if I paint them broadly in a way that they request. I explore their own visage, and their projected image onto the world.
Stephanie is an undergraduate of law. Second year student. Very self aware and very self conscious as one would expect of a young adult. She asked for nails and lipstick. She asked to to be natural and attractive. She chose the red, I chose the blue hair. She was happy with the direction, and approved of the end result.