In painting this portrait, I found this woman’s gaze piercing, and unsettling. By keeping her clothes and background grey and fairly neutral, I allowed myself to animate her face with color and intensity. Inspiration came from an old family photo of my grandmother as a child, sitting with her mother and grandmother – so that makes this woman my great-great grandmother.
Image size: 11 x 15 inches
Matted: yes (matted size 16 x 20 inches), in white
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