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Tell Me Why

Donna Lutz VanderPlas's avatar Donna Lutz VanderPlas

My 2015 Artprize entry titled Tell Me Why portrays a boy full of wonder, joy and curiosity in the excitement of a new day. The painting depicts a very young person beginning to really enter the world of experience and challenges. The entire piece is painted in watercolor including the black and white image of the boy's portrait. There is no graphite work in the painting. This work is a continuation of a series of portraits using gray scale for the faces while the figure is portrayed wearing a hat or colorful scarf. It is my intent to give particular attention to detail in the clothing or head covering and contrast in the face to create interest and continuity throughout the painting.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 2 inches
  • Medium: Watercolor
  • Width: 34 inches
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 26 inches