was an experimental work....then aren't they all? The reference was an old family photo. I have always been taking with white shirts and, in this case, on watercolor paper, the shirt, with very little description, is the cherished white of the paper. I have been so very interested of late in simple shapes, so that the pants, shoes and hat are flatly rendered. Details, which support the three-dimensional aspect, have been used sparingly in order to achieve a greater simplicity. The ground was achieved by printing with relief ink onto the surface and scraped upwards while still tacky. Mediums used: pastel, conte, watercolor and relief ink. It took all of that to achieve the feel that I was after.