Karen's Studio Blog
Greetings and salutations,
This is a portrait of my dad’s family. Included are my dad, my grandmother, and my uncle. My grandfather is the photographer and is also included by means of his shadow on the bottom edge of the canvas. I liked the idea of the photographer including himself indirectly and unknowingly in the photo so I kept that in the painting as a subtle reminder of the photographer’s presence.
The name of the painting comes from the inscription on the back of the original black and white photograph. I pushed many of the values lighter than the original so the colors are more washed out but kept the darker value of the shadows to create a feeling of intense sunlight and glare of a hot day.
Take care and have a beautiful day,