Mary Blair is one of my favorite artists. Her work in illustration and especially for Disney as a concept artist is a constant source of inspiration.
I did this painting to try to get a feel for her style. I used a photo of a scene from a play I was in my freshman year of college at the University of Minnesota Duluth as reference. The play was a Holocaust historical drama production. It was a moving experience to be a part of and I thought it was an interesting subject to tackle in such a simple, illustrative style.