There is something about this solemn portrait that lures you in. Rendered in gestural strokes reminiscent of Franz Kline, the figure cuts across the austere white. The stark field of white is tempered with an ethereal wash of blue and ochre hues. Head bowed, expressionless, it is difficult to decipher gender or mood. Perhaps this is why the viewer’s gaze draws deeper, longer glares. Mysterious, beautiful, sublime. There is more emotion dancing around this canvas than there is paint. The original canvas painting is housed in a dark wood frame, signed and dated, 10/68. The artist’s signature is indiscernible.