Twice now, someone has come into the house, looked at our big new painting- and thought that our daughter was the person in the painting.
Actually, the artist posed for it herself, as she does for many of her paintings.
So, did I *like* the painting because it subconsciously reminded me of my daughter? I certainly had no conscious idea along these lines. It never seems to have occurred to my wife, either.
On close examination, there's some resemblance, but not super strong.
My daughter thought it might be partly that she sometimes makes an expression which is a lot like the expression on the face of the woman in the painting.
At any rate, it's a peculiarity
that it took family friends to spot the similarity.