My friend and fellow artist Steve Pietzsch posted this Vermeer painting, "The Milkmaid", aka "The Kitchen Maid" on his Facebook page today. It reminded me of how much I've always been drawn to Vermeer's work. The sideways angle of the light is something I find myself emulating (but obviously failing to achieve at this level), often subconsciously.
"Young Woman with a Jug"
"Woman Reading a Letter"
"The Lacemaker", probably my favorite of any Vermeer painting.