This painting arose in automn 2015 when my wife was in hospital and I was in great care about her. The “chiaroscuro” of the Vermeer-model reflected my state of mind at that time. So I felt no drive to change the color pattern and to bring the motif into our time (as I'm doing with the recent “Duck”-series). So primarily the “animal metamorphosis” and it's facial expression of uncertainty (and the acrylic colours of course) dipart from the model.
Fine artists' acrylic colours