In this section, you will catch a glimpse of the soul of an artist. These images were never intended to be seen by the public. They were trial drawings, experiments, ideas that didn't work out and views that didn't satisfy the artist or the client. She would be embarassed to no end to know that people were looking at these drawings.

But, in this section you will also find conceptual drawings that turned into some of Virginia's all time best work. If you are the owner of the final work, and would like to have a copy of the pencil concept drawing, just send me an email with the photo of the final painting. We'll see if we can get you a copy of the companion pencil piece.

As you view these images, please bear in mind that they are not intended to disparage Virginia's work, or in any way diminish her repuation as an excellent artist. They simply let you have a "behind the scenes" glimpse of how those amazing final portraits were born.