Pirate Woman

Pirate Woman, oil on canvas, 20” × 24”, 2008.

Pirate Woman
Oil on canvas, 20” × 24”, 2008.
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One of Proner’s favorite variations: conflicting features presented at once. This pirate woman blows hot and cold; she is rough but very feminine, she stares at us defiantly but in a cheeky way, provocative and shy. The studio style of the backdrop helps us to focus on the woman’s expression, and the realism of the painting makes all these nuances strikingly perceptible.