Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Uncle Jerry

So Easter Sunday in our family involves going over to my uncle's house and eating dinner or lunch. While at the party, I asked my Uncle and Aunt to pose for a portrait.

My Uncle Jerry was looking up at the television as I was drawing this portrait. He was very engrossed with the A&E show about tuna fishermen. It seemed to be interesting, but I forget how much he enjoys fishing. It does make me think of my late grandfather, his brother, who also loved to fish.

I love the gray half tone on his face. I also think the likeness is right on. I am a little unhappy with the blue shirt; it looks fine but not as interesting as I wanted. I had to rush the shirt a little. The sun was setting over his outdoor patio, I was losing the sunlight to draw by, so I rushed. I regret it. 

"Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future." 
~ Gail Lumet Buckley

1 comment:

  1. An extraordinary likeness of Uncle, Richard. I love that you captured him while he was watching a television show on fishing. I can just imagine Papa also engrossed, making comments to the television as the action unfurled.

    Great job, full of aloha and happy memories.