I love this painting. When I look at it, I wonder what she's dreaming about. Is she looking to the past? Missing someone that was once a part of her life? Is she looking to the future? Knowing that the things she dreams of just are not meant to be. She looks sad to me. Lost in thoughts. But, I love her dress.
I also wonder what it was that Vettriano saw when he did this. This is one of his softer pieces. To me he paints with his emotions. What he was feeling at the time seems to come through.
Some of his painting have been referred to as soft porn, as The Vamp and I have been discussing lately. LOL But, I love his work. All of it. He paints things as he see's them. Some are bit's of life that we don't always want to see I think.
Steve Hanks is another artist that I love. Some of his paintings may be considered racy but, I think like Vettriano, he paints with emotion. What he sees. A softer view than Vettriano. Still, the inner beauty and passion are there.
Love For The Unatainable
We all see things differently, I guess. The art touches us in various ways. So, what do you see? I think both women are lost in memories of what was and what can not be.