Charlotte Harwell, 8 November 1979
1979, coloured pencil on 80 lb. paper, 9x12 inches

"A fragrant picture, where I still may find
Her face untouched of sorrow and regret
Unspoiled of contact; ever young and kind;
The spiritual sweetheart of my soul and mind..."
Madison Cawein, ca. 1907

This is the very first colour image I did of Charlotte, about a week after the
original drawing. Being colour blind the first mistake I made was to make
her green eyes brown. Given the materials and techniques I was using at the
time, I could not correct the error and so let it stand. Afterwards, I made
sure to buy only coloured pencils that had their colours labelledon the

rephotographed 2007