This pose began the Monday after when Russia invaded Ukraine. Three weeks into the crisis, I completed this portrait, but the conflict hasn’t.
I titled this painting Blue & Yellow—the colors of the flag of Ukraine, which happen to be the 2 dominating colors used to paint the background and the sweater.
My heart goes out to all the people that have been impacted by this conflict. While it doesn’t seem likely now, I hope for a quick resolution to this conflict.