Sketch for Jill of the Canyon by Ron Marlett.


 After the completion of Jillian's World, Ron Marlett's friends Anthony and Susan Mack commissioned Ron to paint another portrait of their daughter Jillian as a young woman. Photographs were taken of Jillian mimicking the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci. Anthony and Susan were not happy with the photographs because they felt Jillian's Mona Lisa impersonation did not capture their daughter's beautiful smile. New photographs were taken and from those pictures, Ron made this sketch of Jillian.  Jillian's Mona Lisa pose survived the changes,  but the composition was flipped for the original painting so that the painting would fit better in the room that it would hang.

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