Young woman wearing a straw hat, looks off into the distance. Her blue dennim jacket gives her a western or cowgirl appearance.
She was leaning against the wall. The bright Santa Barbara sunshine was causing her to squint. Someone lent her a straw hat to help shade her eyes.
She often models for local art groups. We were waiting for the instructor to set up the pose. I used the opportunity to take some photographs – from which this studio painting was developed.
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