For some reason, young people with musical instruments grab my attention. I have been asked to paint a young woman who plays the cello, so I am doing some studies of possible compositions before I try for a likeness.
This is a study from one of Joaquin Sorolla’s paintings; he painted freely and so fresh with his color.
We are experiencing the waning embers of winter here in Ohio’s snowbelt.
The bend in the body of this little fella just needed painting.
When Jesus met a Samaritan woman at Jacob’s well, she remarked that he, a Jew, was asking her for water. He replied that if she knew who was asking, she would be asking Living Water from him.
I painted of few more ‘modern icons’ of Jesus, and as I say to viewers, ” Not every one is for everyone, but one may speak to one.”
The 40’s-ish look to this man and his pipe reminded me of the pipe-days of my father.
I added three images of men reading to my collection. Today starts Black History Month, and this image holds many layers of meaning for me.