The idea for this oil painting came from looking at Renaissance portraits and religious paintings. This is not a copy of any painting. The look on this woman's face and her eyes looking to her left suggest something going on near by or like she wants to avoid answering a question. In any event she is preoccupied. Her face fills the picture area. I kept looking at the another painting and then through drawing it over and over came up with this very round addaptation. I imagine her to be a nun.