October 20, 2017
here's an update, may still do more work on this but I love the way it feels now...
|quick sketch from an old slide|
Just having fun with these old images!
October 5, 2017
|continuing to refine this.... still not done...|
Yesterday I had the amazing experience of seeing, for the first time, family photos from the late 1950s and 1960s that my sister found as slides and had converted to digital images. There are pictures from the NY World's Fair, from my dad's time as a doctor on a Navy icebreaker, from summers in the Adirondacks and so much more. The photos of my grandparents are particularly spectacular for their unreserved joy (photos then, as Facebook now, highlight the good times) and the eyeglasses, dresses, furniture and style that fixes them firmly in time.
Winter in my studio is often a time when I pull out old sketches, old paintings and photo references to consider work that was unfinished, unsatisfying or never undertaken. I'm intrigued by the idea of taking some of these images and making paintings from them.
|Not done yet... but getting there|
|this is the start of the painting|