Mary Ann, 11 x 15 inches, watercolor on paper.
WBM august 2017
portrait works also
illustrate the signifi-cance
of her use of
color. “Mary Ann”
and “Mary’s Girl”
are commissioned watercolors, ren-dered
simply but carefully.
“Mary Ann” depicts the subject
in soft regality, wearing the purple
associated with royalty in several
cultures. The composition frames her
face tightly, drawing attention to the
subject’s eyes, also accented with
a queenly purple. Her gaze is fixed
confidently away from the viewer,
and her facial expression and body
language suggest a strong and capa-ble
personality. With royal blues and
Arrogantly Shabby, 14 x 20 inches, watercolor on paper.