Friday, June 13, 2014

patti s. (age 11)


Something I've been working on for the last few days - 

from a school photograph of a young Patti Smith, age 11.
I stumbled upon this photograph on the web and really loved it. 
I think I like expression on the second, earlier stage best, 
but unfortunately, paintings don't have a control Z, "un-do" button 
and it's so easy to kill a painting with "death by tinkering", 
so i resisted the temptation to keep pecking away at it.

patti s. (age 11)
acrylic on panel
8" x 10" x 1.5"




patti s. (age 11)
(detail)

beginning state

mid-way through

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