- A Family Portrait Story
Actually, every artwork tells some kind of story, or perhaps ought to. In a number of my paintings, I've used images of a family member or more that captured my aesthetic interest, other than using as a regular portrait.
Here are just a few to begin with; I will be posting more of these in future blogs.
"My Reflections" Acrylics on Wood.. (the one on left) with sister Pat as inspiration-model.
On the right is: "Galaxy Girl" Acrylics (and some pastel work) on canvas board, using granddaughter, Silvia's face
"Uncle Jake and Aunt Rita" Pastels on paper
you guessed it~ this is my Uncle Jake and Aunt Rita! some real down-home country folk who had a farm in Ypsilanti, MI.
"Rainbow Fairy" Acrylics [with pastels] on board.
Again, using Silvia's expressive face on my fantasy fairy.
And this time she is very happy!
"Earth Child" Mixed Media consisting of pastels and acrylics on hardboard.
This time I used Silvia's younger sister, Esther as the sleeping baby of "Earth Mother".
Earth Child bloomed as the center of a flower overnight in a wheat field