shortly before i left i went to the opening of my show at the pumphouse regional arts center and talked to marti schwemm who has been nothing if not supportive of my work over the last few years. in fact she is the person who alerted me to the opportunity to be juried into the 2013 pump house exhibitions. anyway, just before the opening reception ended she asked if i would paint a portrait of her deceased husband jack.
|after first session of painting|
so i met with marti and we went over the photos that she had of jack. her daughter also contributed some photos. she lives in scotland so thanks to the internet we were able to get the digital file of the photo that everyone seemed to like best.
|after the second painting session|
here are the results following the first two sessions of painting. so far i am happy with the high key, fresh, and colorful washes as i watch jack emerge from the stark white, flat sheet of paper.