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Since I usually paint people who aren't holding still, it's a luxury to work from a posed model for a change. Instead of portraying the model exactly as she appeared in the art studio, I imagined her standing in a forest, turning to listen to a far-off sound.
The study is painted in watercolor with a bit of gouache, and it's very small: 5 x 8 inches.