While I can never come close to create anything as beautiful as the human form, I try to share my perception in such a way as help the viewer see that same beauty in a different light, with a different set of eyes.
I quite enjoy how the bright sun illuminates the scene, defining the figure while adding an almost marble-like tone to the skin and I’m rather pleased with the result. Much to the models surprise, I gave her red hair in this painting but it just seemed the right thing to do?
Neither is my ambition to imitate the function of a camera, because the camera already does that expertly, much faster and without compare. Instead I merely aim to share my respect and admiration for the endless variations of beauty I see in people around me.