Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Okay I have done two versions of this little 1885 photograph. I feel like I know the family perhaps on a stroll after Church looking into the window of the photographer's shop in New York. The daughter is quite pretty and dumpy mom is holding her perhaps a bit tight.  Dad stands a little distant, his whiskers perhaps exuding the smell of smoke.  The horse is not likely theirs. The second version has a white border more reminiscent of a photo. Although there is some detail, I tried to keep it loose and painterly. The size is 3 feet by 4 feet, acrylic, umbers and black (will never use Mars black again---does not spread well --better to make yr own black), 1/2" brush except for a 1/4" brush several places.

No comments: