There is a nod to Leonardo in the backgound landscape, although my friend Jessica looks more like what I imagine to be a Celtic queen, or 'La Gioconda Irlandese'. I liked the way she was squinting slightly in the direct sunlight and warm breeze. This drawing is approximately life-size. It is basically charcoal with the introduction of some pastels.
SUN IN HER EYES, charcoal and mixed media, 63 x 47 cms
© Fergus A Ryan, 2021
Sun In Her Eyes
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