Thursday, March 29, 2007


8 1/2" x 11"
Pencil on Mat board

In searching around for things to paint, I find myself recently drawn to items that are old and have some kind of meaning, even if only for me. I guess that is the only way to make great art- to find the things you are passionate about and to create with them. This is a portrait of my Grandmother, my dad's mom. I don't do a lot of portraits because, as Sargent once said "A portrait is a likeness with something wrong about the mouth." However, drawing her helped me to connect with my past in a very unique way. I have similar pictures of my other grandparents, and may make them into a series. I am not sure this one is finished yet, as I would like to do something with the background.

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