This is inspired by an earlier, more representational portrait, which was originally based on a photo. I was interested in the light coming from two sources - bright daylight on the left side, and an indoor lamp on the right. I have used this lighting in a simplified and abstract form in many of my portraits since then.
The person in the portrait is from my imagination. I like to think that she is from the future and knows more than we do.
Influences for this painting include Edvard Munch, Picasso and Helene Schjerfbeck.
Oil paint on canvas board.
Also available as an unlimited print.