Monday, August 07, 2006
Painting a portrait of my father
from the window gives a wonderful feel to the tea cup and pipe. Imagine how harsh it would be if I was using a spot light. One thing this daily painting practice is teaching me is to taking the time to set up for success. Don't rush the process, enjoy it!
Pipe & Tea
not for sale
When I was growing up, one of the rituals in our house was to get my father his cup of tea and his pipe. Though he quit smoking years ago, he holds onto his pipes like old friends. I almost called this piece "In Memory Of "(the pipe).
I like the idea of painting a portrait of someone without having them in the painting. The very objects they love or use often become the picture we hold in our minds or hearts.
So dad, this one's for you.