With One Look by merglenn
The original pastel and mixed media painting won a significant cash merit award in the Realism 2002 exhibition held in the Cultural Center of Fine Arts at Parkersburg, WV USA and then a patron bought it at the show! I do have an open edition print available of this piece, however.
Luckily I did not throw this one out with the dishwater, which nearly happened. I experimented with new techniques in the background by mixing media, and it nearly destroyed the piece. I finally worked the technique out and produced a striking result that I employ now in more of my art. Persistence pays off!