Louisette- thinking of home

Soft Pastel Painiting

Margaret Van Maanen

31

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31

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Louisette sat for a portrait sketch. She was telling me about growing up in France. When she took a break she relaxed into this position and I then asked her to "hold it there". She is an older lady who has lost her husband. I was thrilled when she told me that she felt like she was "somebody" and "useful" by sitting for me. That is the power of portraiture and why I love the challenge of this difficult genre - the validation of each person's dignity as an individual.