Investigating Portraiture

acrylic painting

In this past year I have been drawn to painting my friends and family.  I paint from photos.  I think I like them because they connect me to past moments.  That is why I like the snap shot instead of an official looking portrait.

I am currently working on a double portrait of an aunt and cousin of mine.  For me it’s nostalgic.  It’s from a visit we had when I was a child.  I found it looking through old photos.  I don’t remember what was going on at the time but my connection to the people in the portrait draws me in.