I wanted to do a figure painting but didn't want to be tied to a reference photo. Yesterday I painted from a photo taken by a friend, professional photographer Tom Szalay. I don't have much experience painting different ethnicities so wanted to experiment but didn't want to use another one of his photos. Instead I just started painting without any preconceived idea of whether it was going to a child, woman or man. I did have a sense it would be someone other than a Caucasian but even then I wasn't sure.
The painting evolved and changed along the way and this is what I ended up with. Any ideas for a title?