pastel, oil, charcoal and colored pencil on Rives BFK
American Wife (my sister Amy), 2009
pastel, oil and colored pencil on Rives BFK
American Wife, detail
While visiting family in RI the past 2 weeks, I did these two portraits in my sister Deb's lush backyard in Barrington. The first portrait is of my nephew, Seth, who is studying for his bar exam. He wanted a lawerly portrait, so he wore a pale blue checkered button down shirt and chose to sit in a chair that his family refers to as The King's Chair. Great choice! The second portrait is of my sister, Amy, who sat in the chaise lounge reading Curtis Sittenfeld's novel, American Wife. What fun to work in this opulent outdoor setting! More pics on the way soon of other creative projects tackled while I was on vacation!