[Watercolor painting: Artist's daughter II]

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[Watercolor painting: Artist's daughter II]


Watercolor painting--United States. [LCSH]
Portrait painting--United States. [LCSH]
Children in art [LCSH]


Watercolor portrait of a young girl--the artist's daughter, depicted here likely around age five. The girl is facing the observer squarely, looking over her right shoulder. She is wearing a white, collarless shirt; blue-gray paint creates a light shadow on her right shoulder and a darker shadow on her chest. The girl has blue eyes and a neutral expression on her face. She is looking slightly down and to her right. Her hair is painted mostly in shades of red-brown, with some golden-colored accents. The hair, just longer than shoulder-length, appears very slightly wavy or disheveled and some falls over the right shoulder. The right side of the face (from the perspective of the observer) is in shadow. The background behind the girl is painted in a mix of brown and greens. The background color does not go evenly to all edges of the paper and the paint coverage varies between heavy, and light or dry-brushed. The paper itself--medium, cold-pressed, probably--is somewhat jaggedly cut along the top edge, smooth along the left side, and deckled along the bottom and right sides. Some of the preliminary sketch done in pencil is still visible, particularly around the nose, mouth, and chin.


Gillett, Janice




All rights held by Acacia Williams


Medium: watercolor on paper
Extent: 28 x 19.2 cm


Physical object




Gillett, Janice, “[Watercolor painting: Artist's daughter II],” Wayne State University - School of Information Sciences, accessed May 21, 2024, https://waynestateu.omeka.net/items/show/545.