Acrylic and pencil on 8 x 10 birch panel
(sold ~ Thank You!)
I had just started with a face, as usual. But then I saw stars and a moon and knew that I was painting an astronomer.
Maybe her lineage traces her back to being a relative of Hypatia of Alexandria. That is why everyone tells her, “You have stars in your head”, when she speaks of her dreams and of the vast universe. She simply replies, “No, they are in my heart”.