A Girl Wearing a Bandana won an Honorable Mention award at the Pastel Society of Southeast Texas’ Art of the Pastel 2014 show. A Girl Wearing a Bandana was awarded this distinction by the awards juror Alan Flattmann. Alan Flattmann juried for awards on February 7, and stated, “I am impressed by the diversity of styles and overall high quality of the paintings.” From the “exquisite detail and strong design” of Waiting for Elberta to the “lyrical and captivating” Mostly Blue, all of the pastel paintings on display at the Center for the Arts and Sciences in Clute, Texas, excel.
A Girl Wearing a Bandana is a 12×16 pastel portrait done at the Palette and Chisel in Chicago, IL depicting a young woman with her curly hair held up by a colorful bandana. Using a palette limited to only a few pastels sticks, the style is very loose and painterly and has a hazy and dreamlike quality to it.