Flo lying down
I’ve discovered that portraits of people you love, or even just people who interest you, is the most fascinating kind of art twenty or thirty years after it has been created. While sorting out my old artwork I’m finding it quite difficult to throw away some truly terrible pieces simply because the subject matter is of such interest. Whereas I’m not half as attached to some fairly competent pieces that are more anonymous landscapes, still lives or life drawings. So I’m really glad to be doing all these family portraits as I’m sure I’ll enjoy looking at them twenty years hence. I still haven’t nailed Flo – though this one is one of the better ones.
350mm x 190mm brushpen in sketchbook