21 Aug “Evening Appraisal”, 18 x 24, oil on panel ( Framed dimensions: 23.5 x 29.5)
Every model has their own persona that they bring to the pose. “Ami” is of Ukrainian descent and was a natural choice for the peasant costume we chose with it’s head scarf and vest. Her heart shaped face and lovely lips were a piquant contrast to the surly pout she exuded while sitting for us. Maybe she was just hot up there on the model stand, but one can easily imagine her as a peasant girl whose scathing appraisal of a stranger to the village turns a warm evening to chill.