My Mona Lisa

Happy to hear of the sale of my painting "Vivien" at Paul Scott Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ. I shared with the collector that this painting in a way is like my Mona Lisa, Is was inspired by a Sorolla painting I saw but the intriguing expression on my models face reminded be of the mystical smile of the Mona Lisa. I've worked with this young model a few times and she has this wonderful old world feel about her. Its a joy when you find a model who can express so much in a gaze, and a joy to try to capture it in paint.