Some portraits are done with the subject looking straight at you. Others just show a profile. A three quarter view is something in-between. That is what this one is. The subject is looking sideways but still both eyes can be seen.
This is my wife, Norene. She was watching television. I felt like doing a quick painting of her. I didn’t want it to look like a photograph. I could do that with a camera. Instead, I wanted to put feeling into it, much like a musician does when they play their instrument. I just let my brush flow. I didn’t worry too much about colors, but instead, was random. The finished product is an expression of emotion as I saw my wife. I am happy with it. That’s all that matters.
You will notice that her face is on the left side of the canvas with the right side being empty. Imagine the edges of the canvas being a doorway. She would be leaning against the left side with the right side being open. If her head were further to the right, it would appear that she was going to run into the other side.