About this artwork
Artist John Kelly displays a classical figurative portrait of a model gazing out a window bathed in cool light, reminiscent of Vermeer and Hopper. The woman faces away with just a hint of her face shown to the viewer, concealing her emotion. The loose treatment of the hands, shoulders, and garment creates an introspective feeling of longing. John further sets the mood with a warm interior of gold and earth tones complemented by a dramatic band of light from the exterior.