An artist, Nicholas Egon, who has become famous for painting lovely women.
C/U Spanish dancer kicks her leg in air. Open out to artist with canvas attempting to sketch the movement. Shot of Nicholas Egon in his studio with a woman from Ceylon - Theresa Wilson. He puts her nearly finished portrait on easel. C/U Theresa and Egon who explains what he's doing to her. M/S Egon at portrait of Barbara James who sits next to her painting. Egon tries to bring depth to the painting. C/U Barbara and cut to artist painting her hair.
Another female face not so beautiful but the artist accentuates her good features with the background. Theresa Wilson returns in dress for her sitting . The portrait is "brought to life" by finishing hair with translucent colour. C/U the artist's face. Return to the picture of Spanish dancer, Karen Carena. She is posing next to it with the artist painting her picture using a palette and brush.