Abbott Handerson Thayer - "A Virgin" (1892-1893) Thayer began this group portrait of his children, Gladys, Mary, and Gerald, soon after the untimely death of their mother in 1891. He originally envisioned the central figure, Mary, as Flora, the Greek goddess of flowers, but he decided to make her a Greek "Victory" figure instead, with clouds billowing behind her like wings.
queen anne's lace- I love that this is on tracing paper or vellum because it is translucent. The contrast of light passing through the paper and the opaque white and black ink stopping it almost make it glow. I'm guessing this is ink and a gouache. I also love the natural subject being represented in such a graphic way. Very inspiring!