This is Elena. I should also call her the woman with the plastic face because she is one of those people whose emotion is mirrored quickly in her expression.....and the emotion that day was mostly one of laughter and fun. People like this are most intriguing to paint as they present a moving target. I remember deciding to pick one mood and grab it as I could. Elena was a great model.
I like the movement in this piece. The brushstrokes and color build into the painting without being distracting yet stay interesting.