|Capriccio Padovano by Bernardo Belloto|
Evangeline has simple tastes and isn't given to frills and furbelows like her mother, whose taste runs to the lavishly extreme and frou-frou.
This is one of the fun and necessary things a writer must do when they are building a character. I think about everything from her hobbies, her looks, her gifts and talents, her character defects, to what she might carry in her reticule. (That's old-fashioned for purse.)
I have to pin down her speech, her favorite colloquialisms, and the way she laughs. I figure out the way she thinks and reacts to stress. I searched for a while before I found this painting and I think it's perfect! I'd love to have this hanging in my bedroom.