I have a collection of faces in my ancestors folder. Peter Johnson, my great- grandfather, immigrated from Sweden and lived in Two Harbors, MN. Less is known of the younger lady found in the box of heirlooms – possibly a close friend or distant relative? If anyone recognizes her please contact me.
I like doing portraits. here are a handful of black and white drawings from the past year or two of interesting people I’ve run across.
contact me if you would like something done for your friends or family.
back in October I took up a project that had been awaiting my attention. this scene was composed (credit due to imagery by R. Tanenbaum) by our associate rabbi and given to me; he indicated it can be used frequently in his web design work and would appreciate having it done “anyway you chose to.” now that frees the creative process–so I went with a traditional approach using watercolor as I have become familiar with that.
note that I’m still trying to break out and experiment with different styles, to recall the things I saw and heard while at college.
its never too late to start something new. I’m an artist, but for a couple decades I hesitated to see myself that way, even if it was first obvious to everyone else as early as the 1st grade. so this blog will document my journey back up to what Adonai, G-d of the universe, would probably have wanted me to be doing years ago.
this self portrait was done near my last year of college (1979). I’ll put up more art from that period from time to time, but my real reason to have a blog is to get me posting new things daily. I welcome your comments and candor.
the paper I painted on with oils is 18 x 24, so the head is larger than life. often I find a surprising result when I venture beyond what I’m accustomed doing, like moving from mono to stereo, and later to surround sound.