I love portraits and these are just beautiful. Mary Sauer paints mostly women on oil canvas. Here's what she says about her work, "These paintings depict women in cold, planned out environments and illustrate how different social institutions dictate our behaviors. They show idealized perfection and reference stale commissioned portraiture as well as the “ideal woman” from illustration of the 1950’s". They may be posed and perfect, but I love looking at all the layers and the expressions in their faces/bodies.
And speaking of portraits....anyone been to the National Portrait Gallery in DC. It's one of my favorite museums.