I’m having loads of fun with these old photo inspired paintings. They provide an emotional connection and a place to begin. I’m allowing myself the freedom to take great liberties with the faces and figures. Unlike portraiture, I m borrowing only what I’m interested in exploring and filling in the rest anyway I like. It’s a bit like genetics and traditions. Genetics because of the chance factors in unplanned watercolor and traditions because we can choose to uphold them,modify them or create our own.
For the purpose of continuity, I’ll be referring to this improvisational series of sketches as the “Descent”series”. I’ll post them intermittently and in no particular order, certainly not in descending order. I’ll be jumping back and forth through time.