Oil with a palette knife on cradled artist board
10" x 10" x 1.5"
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Thanks to my friend Tim for letting me paint from this great photo of his parents. I think they look like they are stars on the set of an early television show, don't they? Perhaps Lucy and Ricky's other neighbors?
I painted this in black and white because we were doing value studies in my weekly painting class and I thought this photo had a nice balance of all the values from light to dark.
Tim had this to say about this picture of his parents:
"I love this photo. I found it in a box of photos my mom gave me a few years ago. No one had ever really seen it. My mom doesn't really remember where they were. It is now one of our favorites of my dad. I love their relaxed comfortable manner with each other, the setting, the clothes, the glasses. I remember that sweater so well. I also love that my dad looks like he has had a couple of drinks."