Actually I respectfully disagree a little. From my perspective she is focusing on something unseen; A regal woman looking at something with maybe mild interest- judging from her neutral expression- and occupying her restless fingers. I can easily visualize that this painting has caught her hand in mid-motion as her hand has not yet left all of the strands of hair. Everything else in the painting suggests stillness except this one small part that I think suggests movement. So I agree it does look a bit awkward as the only thing in motion, but instead of not being spot on I think it adds a point of interest that doesn't conform, and helps the viewer visualize the movement. (NOT saying/suggesting I'm more right than you, we are equally right as we each have our own unique perspectives )
Regardless of the viewpoint, wonderful piece of art sir!
I agree with all that you've said, but just fro me the seems a bit anatomically wrong, now I could be wrong here, but the thumb seems a bit awkward and "uncomfortable" looking. I think it's a terrific painting and mean no disrespect to gyurka by the comment.
I never meant to suggest that you disrespected him since I didn't see that you did anyway. It's cool that we both agree. I think I can see what you mean with it being awkward, so I went and tried it with my arm in front of the mirror. I think that she must be moving her hand in a circular pattern or else it would be uncomfortable to move her arm and run her fingers through her hair, but as for the position and appearance of the thumb and hand, I didn't find it uncomfortable or too awkward. I could see a little more of my palm than in the painting, though that might have just been my hand and angle. So maybe it's that part of the hand that makes it look anatomically incorrect, though it could just be that her hand is slim. Regardless, neat drawing.
The really funny thing is that I can only argue something if I write it down first or sit down and look at it, and secondly, I'm 16, so no, I'm not an attorney, though I laughed really hard when I read that! If we had been having a conversation face to face it wouldn't have been nearly as well spoken and I probably would have fallen flat on my face lol.... then get a good come back about 5 minutes after we stopped talking My brain sometimes can't think fast enough on the spot!