In the Red Room
Prismacolor and Lyra colored pencil on Terra Cotta Colorfix paper, 9" W x 12" H. Completed 2007.
I really enjoyed working on this piece. In many places, I left the red of the Colourfix paper show through - such as in the hair - so you see bare paper. The tension in the hair and the folds of the fabric are my favorite parts. There's a line of detail in the shirt which is hard to see in the pic, but quite intricate - all of the embroidery and stitching on the front. Normally my picture titles are one word, so this is unusual with three. The red room is actually my den, which is a terra cotta color, and has a stained glass red lamp. For a while I've been saying "I'd like to do a picture in the red room". When this was done, "In the Red Room" seemed appropriate.