I did this portrait of my husband about forty years ago. Since then I cut off a large top portion that had his head reflected in a mirror showing me working on the portriat and a painting of our three children...(a sneaky family portrait)
Last week, when I was working on it, I laid it on our table and the light from the vertical blinds feel on the boring brown background and brougt it to life so I just painted them in... Another thing I did that does not show up in this photo was to put something like a time-line behind his head. I did a sketch of each of the five churches where we served and under that printed the name of each town and state.
When I displayed this portrait on the Malls people would tell me that his eyes followed them as they walked by!!!
It is now on display, for about a week, at the Moffitt Fund Raiser building in Sumter landing. I try to change my sample portraits each week. Hope you drop by to see it. I love the subject!!!!
All seems to be going well with my leukemia. Doctor has me on a new chemo and prednisone that makes me weak and my head a little dizy but I move slowly and try to get work done. Painting is easy and keeps me still so I do it as much as I can. I have a class in May, June and August with just two or three students. If you would like a class just let me know and I will look for others who may want to come. Again, thank you for your concern and your prayers... They mean a lot to me.