12×9 original pastel on sanded La Carte paper

This girl gets me.  She gets art.  She is an artist herself.  When I asked this student to be a model for me, she showed up as herself.  I was enthralled.  Usually it makes someone nervous to pose for me.  Not her.  She knows herself.  She likes oversized sweaters and plays music.  When she whipped out her ukulele, I was more than enchanted.  I love painting people, but even more than that, I love painting artistic people playing music.  This painting painted itself.