The first thing that grabbed me about Valentina was her piercing blue-grey eyes. She seems formidable, even within the restrictions of old age.
The second drawing I did bears more of a physical resemblance, but the first one captures more of her spirit to me.
The painting is an experiment–it doesn’t look like her at all, but I think it has its charms. I haven’t been painting much lately; I’m hoping for a more regular work schedule to settle in the next few weeks and give me the time and psychic space to get back to it.
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