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Shoshana

Shoshana was a great model.  She came with a great scarf that I wanted to highlight in her portrait.  But more than that, I told her that I love noses and I wanted to paint her in a slight profile.  She’s so cool that she obliged me and I hate to pick favorites but this is one of my very favorite paintings from this project.

The thing I will always remember about talking with her is I was complaining a bit about how some people did just not want to seem to get painted.  She observed, and I tend to agree, that some people may not feel worthy to sit for, or get, a portrait.  I think she has something there.  But I disagree with those who think they are not good enough to get painted.  One of the strong themes I started out with in this project was the principle that everyone has something beautiful about them.   And I believe that now ever more than before.

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