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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Portraits in Pastel-Red Heads!

My father had red hair, I am told. By the time I was old enough to really notice him, he was mostly bald and grey. Photographs were not in color until his hair was well peppered, and there were few photos of him. So, to do his portrait as a red head for my exhibit, I will be using a favorite photo I have of him. I'm not sure who took the photo - if it's one of the self-portrait shots he took, or whether my mother or a friend of his took it so long ago. It is very grainy and with limited information. I do see that he is wearing a signature plaid shirt. (I'm sure it's orange!) Creating a painting in color will be a challenge!

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