Light falls over the rich red walls, resting on her face and chest. Shadows amplify lines and motion and the colours crowd in. The sitter gazes at the viewer directly, just as the artist observed her. The steady expression is contemplative. The viewer may feel blocked in their attempts to read more into her character. The fingers of her crossed arms create a boundary.
This painting considers observation and the feeling of being observed. The warm colours and soft weave of the blanket create a comfortable and calm atmosphere but there lingers a feeling of reservation.
Acrylic on Linen
40 x 40cm
Signed on reverse