I finished the painting! First big painting I have done in a while, and I am really happy with her. There is something mesmerizing about starting something without a plan and she was definitely one of those happy accidents. When I sat down to begin painting that day, I had no plan on subject or composition, she just appeared. I had just been to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and had stood in front of a number of Van Goghs, marveling at his color and composition. I also was completely captivated by a couple of O’Keefe paintings they had as well and so many other works of art.