This portrait was one of a series that included an earlier post, A private moment. In each case there is an enigmatic quality about the sitter’s expression
With this image I experimented to discover whether moving the face within the frame affects the viewer’s interpretation of the smile. Obviously, the captions below are purely personal suggestions.
1 Leaving friends following an amusing incidwnt
2 ‘I’ll close my eyes and you hide’.
3 Secretly watching from an upper window as her child plays happily with playmates.