Created by Terrece Beesley
Showboat shows the artist's love of painting birds, especially white birds. She enjoyed depicting the pride displayed by this egret as he ruffles his feathers. The artist used only three pigments in this painting, something she does often to explore color harmony. Details in the background were achieved by negative painting, starting with pale colors and cutting out shapes with progressively darker washes. The painting is presented with a two inch off white mat.