This is Dad. It took me a few tries to get this one right. I started off with a portrait that ended up too formal - like something you would expect on the wall of an office or library but it didn't feel right or authentic to me. It was too stiff and said too little.
This final portrait carries a lot about my dad - my relationship to him and and what he means to me. There is love, intensity, passion, vision, purpose, love, discipline, intelligence, thoughtfulness, caring and love. Did I say love?
I could not have hoped for, dreamed up, or imagined a better father.
11x15 pencil and watercolor on Twinrocker paper. #158