This is an oil on canvas done by James McNeill Whistler in 1871. The painting is of his mother who was supposed to be standing up, but due to the extended period of time she had to sit down. This painting reminds me of the value scale project we did. It is mainly composed of white, gray and black. Whistler described this painting as an "arrangment" of color. He painted his mothers face so delicately while you look at the bolder shapes of her dress, the curtain, and the wall.