One of our finals was to create a Postmodern painting. I really enjoy Kehinde Wiley's work (check it out here) so I wanted to do something along those lines. I recreated the pose of an 18th century portrait of a lady who had a red shawl and was holding a book. Anyone who knows me knows I love books and I am a bit of a daydreamer, so it all seemed rather fitting.
I'm quite happy with the figure, though overall I need to change/touch-up things once the paint is dry (greater contrast, change some of the background colors, etc.).