Perhaps she suffers from "resting bitch face"?A lovely composition. But it is remarkable, for it is unusual in paintings for the subject(s) to give the artist the stink eye. Photographs yes, but in paintings, rare.
So imagine the poor artist, perched on the wildly tossing bow with his pallet and lap easel trying to capture the moment.
"...Johannes, tuijottakaa vain horisonttia kuin odottaisit seuraavaa pontikka-kannua; Kaarina, siskosi on minulle vain mallimalli hetken kuluttua ennen kuin hän tapasi Olavin. Se oli puhtaasti platoninen. Pidä nyt noita kasvojani ja jätä keinuva vene huomiotta..."
"...Johannes, just keep staring off at the horizon like you're waiting for your next pull off the pontikka jug; Kaarina, your sister only model for me for a little while before she took up with Olavi. It was purely platonic. Now please hold that face for me and ignore the rocking boat..."
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