"If I Needed You" (Portrait of Ann Walker Phillips and Will Phillips)

Pastel, pencil, and watercolor

9"x11"

2014

Sometimes (as was the case with the recent portrait of Terry Graedon), I feel a bit abashed at anyone's telling me "Oh....that's so lovely...you're so talented!".  The final fact is that, from time to time,, the subject's already lovely....and my job, as far as I'm concerned, is just a technical exercise.  I edit a bit and try not to make any particularly glaring mistakes.....but, otherwise, everything the picture needs is already there.

That's the case with this small portrait of Ann and Will.  I just finished it.  Both Ann and Will are Sewanee graduates....so I probably don't have to explain to them why I'm attaching this song.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHoAg-LlVVM