Patricia Heller
Watercolors and More

Little Girl from Zambia

Acrylic, charcoal, and pastel on 140 lb Arches rough. The painting is 11 X 15.

I've entered the painting in The Western Federation of Watercolor Societies 38th Annual exhibition, but I won't know until February if it has been accepted.

She was not accepted, but she has a new home in Texas!

The back story to this painting is this: the photo was sent to me by my sister-in-law who had traveled with my brother to Zambia, Africa to assist her brother at the hospital where he volunteers. Many of the children are burned in open cooking fires or suffer other injuries. This beautiful little girl was waiting outside the hospital with her brother.