John is the fourth in this series and a fellow artist. We studied together on Thursday nights in Jorgen Hansen’s famous figure class in Room 23 in Santa Barbara.
This is an small painting on panel with antique linen applied to the surface. Using classical techniques rabbit skin glue is applied to the linen and painted in a traditional palette. I appreciate the child’s pensive state as if she is in another world. When I photograph I often seek what would seem a candid expression. Photos can be taken almost anywhere - this one was made in the carport.