Awhile ago, I bought a huge lot of 35mm slides from the 50s and 60s – some unknown family’s entire collection of well-dressed, well-traveled memories. They have provided much inspiration for artwork over the past few years and even though I don’t know whose they are, I am glad I have them, and that they’re being enjoyed. I am the person at Goodwill that “rescues” old family photographs and hand-painted portraits that someone’s family has discarded. What a softie.
The past few weeks, I have been painting from old photos – some from my family and some from that mystery family. Someday I’ll have the time to go through the stacks of old photos rescued from my grandparents’ house when it was sold a few years ago. I’m sure there are many in there that I haven’t seen and many, many that are “paint worthy.”
Also, I’ve brought out the old Arches paper to experiment with some more traditional style watercolor. It requires a lot more patience than I current possess, but, like yoga, it’s good practice.
Since I’m painting moms, and Mother’s Day is coming up – I’m offering 25% OFF portraits ordered this week. The first few orders should even be ready by Mother’s Day, so first come, first served.
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