I saw several of her portraits and busts while visiting France. This encouraged me to paint her as well, I have always admired her taste and extravagance. Also, I have become fascinated with her features of a strong slightly bumped nose, big puffy blue eyes, and full oval half double - chinned neck. Her cupid bow lips sit inbetween those quirky parts, and I think she just makes beautiful sense.
I always start off rough and loose.
Acrylic on board 20 x 26 in.