This watercolor is one of my favorites. It has the theme I love, people reading. Since I have many women reading I wanted some men that were reading too. I have a deep fondness of Cardinals, so I had to have this painting. The technical skill to do this watercolor shows a great deal of control. Watercolors are very difficult, and very unforgiving. The detail of his face, and the chair are exquisite. Look at the tile on the floor, and his shows peeking out from beneath his gown. Look at the the creases on his gown, and the shadow of the folds of the gown.
This piece is from 1902. I do not know who the Cardinal is, but I really like him! What do you think about the painting?