I found a picture of this painting on Pinterest and it intrigued me with its air of quiet, and not just because reading is usually a quiet activity. The muted colors and the relaxed posture of the model helped create the peaceful atmosphere and made me want to find out more about the author.
Aaron Coberly is an artist in Seattle, Washington, who specializes in figurative oil painting and most of his portraits are done in one or two sessions. I have looked through the paintings Coberly presents on his website and most of them have that subdued feel to them that appealed to me in Anna Reading, and yes, quite a few are nudes. Mr. Coberly is undoubtedly a talented artist and I'm glad to have stumbled onto his work. Internet is a great thing!