This stylized oil painting (14x11) of a woman in a blue hat is from an etching I created decades ago. I have always loved the way that etching came out and decided to translate it with oil on canvas. To me there are a number of wonderful features about this painting: Her pose is intriguing. A little aloof, she is inside her thoughts. Her eyes look through you. Her hand frames her head; and it’s a gesture, you sense, that she lapses into frequently. The hat captures her attitude and completes the framing of her face. I think she is a reflection of my inner self.