The colors have cooled down a fair bit with only a hint of red and orange quietly seeping into a few scattered outlines. One might easily miss them upon first inspection, but stepping in a bit closer they’ll gradually materialize into focus. The pale skin tone propped up against the familiar blue backdrop further illuminates the thoughtful mood on display here. The brush strokes also feel deliberate and focused, which serve to magnify the model’s stern concentrated expression. When taking the entire painting as a whole, we really do hope she gets hold of whatever she’s reaching for.