|Winter Sisters and Their Cat|
oil on cradled board 5 x 5 inch
I actually started this painting last year and then set it aside and forgot about it until I was picking up my studio recently. I used an old photo dated 1925 of two little girls unknown to me and I've been calling this series "Past People" portraits. I love painting them because it feels a little like honoring their memory. I find myself wishing I could somehow look through a window and see the real moment these photos were taken, to understand a little more of who they are and where they lived.
Now that most photos are digital, don't you wonder what will happen to the memory of us once time marches on? Fewer of our photos will end of up in a box at some antique store, and what about our blogs? Our facebooks? Our own computers where all our photos are stored? The other day I uploaded 3,000 photos! What will happen to those in 100 years? It would be interesting to know, wouldn't it?
Until next time!