Prismacolor and Lyra colored pencils on Storm Blue Colorfix paper. 24"W x 18"H. Completed 2007.
My comments: The basic idea for distraction came indirectly from one of my favorite Nicole Caulfield pieces. In it, a person is curled up reading a book in the background, while the foreground is dominated by an off-center cup. I liked the idea of breaking a few rules and having something off-center pulling you away from the true subject. In this case it's the shirt draped over the bed. The architectural lines of the bed bring you from the shirt directly to the subject. This picture is similar to Interlude in that it suggests the woman is thinking about someone. My favorite parts of this piece include the light pattern on the floor, and the halo of slate gray that rims the woman's legs and the chair. This helped knock the background slightly out of focus. Also, I loved drawing all of the reflections on the wood - too much fun.