Today, I delivered this portrait to its owner which happens to be the model. When she had the piece on a table in good light, she looked at it intensely and did not speak for a long time.
I honestly thought she did not like it, but then something magic happened.
The lady turned towards me and said: “it feels like me.”
I felt such a warm wave of joy running through me because it was exactly what I felt like as I was picking the reference photo and painting the piece.
Truly unbelievable feeling when the viewer “gets you”. 🙂