I love traditional still life paintings. If you look at the history of still life you will never look at one the same again. There is a lot of thought and meaning that goes into the composition and choice of subject matter. It's all in the details.
I have had this reference photo for years and finally painted her. I am always intrigued by how costume can change one's personality. We all have other sides to ourselves and once in a while we get to let them out.