11" x 8"
Punta Gorda Visual Arts Center, charcoal drawing of Elaine. The portrait studio painted outside because the National Exhibition was in the hanging process. (Got an early peek at some incredible work. My Rachael Is Five painting was accepted! The opening is February 12 at 7 pm. ) Elaine modeled in her black wool scarf and coat, which was fine early in the cool morning. But as the sun came over the building, the artists and model had to stare into the glare. Some fashioned sun-visor hats out of tape and paper. Elaine, melting in the heat, stuck it out until the last artist finished. Sorry Elaine, you're much prettier and thinner than my sketch!