I kept thinking of an Egyptian Royal Fragment presumably of Nefertiti. It is only a portion of the lower head. The shape of the mouth of that fragment is just like the shape of the mouth of our model. The name Nefertiti means “The beautiful one has come.” This beautiful model is our modern Nefertiti.
I am embarrassed to admit that I didn’t have time to finish this painting. I was struggling with that hand because Janet kept moving it! And then, I was too distracted by that to really finish adjusting the values on her legs. So I consider the the bottom quarter to be unfinished. However I have plans for this piece that do not include another session with this model. That will not happen as our group will move on and when Janet returns (Janet is too beautiful not to have her return!) some time in the future, the pose will be a different one. C’est la vie!