Oil over acrylic on canvas 14" x 11"
I found a few old family portraits I had done months ago and decided to rework one in oils. It is based on a photograph of my grandmother. I know the family photograph concept has been done to death by artists but when it concerns someone you knew and respected and had some time for I feel I don't need much excuse to use the idea. I had the urge to use warm, dark colours and have very few hard edges. It painted itself quickly - sometimes that is the case, especially with a re-work where the bones are there but it needs all to be pulled together.