This painting is off of an original drawing from a figure drawing group I used to run here. This is one of my favorite models, Tomoe. We had been playing dress up the model and she suggested her traditional Japanese outfit might be fun. After she struck a pose, I moved around the model to find a view that excited me. This is what came of that...she is lit from the front, but my view was "backlit". I have always liked using the toned paper as part of the drawing and here I tried it with a toned canvas.