Faces and eyes have always inspired me; they have the ability to tell a story without words. I drew and painted many things during my years in college, but I returned to portraits every time.
"Anastacia" was painted in watercolor class Senior year, inspired by a picture of my little sister I took during Christmas break.
I had fun with the juxtaposition of the bright red hair in contrast with the muted tones of her clothes and the tree trunk. Here you can see early hints of my love of a minimal background, use of white space, and telling the story through facial expression and pose.
Painted on Arches smooth cold-press watercolor paper, 20x25.5", unframed.