Sister Brunch: Work in Progress
This painting was an unexpected test of my perseverance and commitment. Ha! I guess the better you know someone’s face, the harder it is to detach yourself and paint what you see. And in the end, I didn’t. I made some choices where I decided my version looked more like Brenna than the actual photo of Brenna and I have no regrets!
We met in Toronto for a day trip to see the Impressionist Exhibit at the AGO and to have brunch. It was the most perfect day for me and meant so much. Sometimes the whole chaotic parenting things just swallows you up and it was so lovely to just chat with someone who sees the big picture of my life. Sisters are such a special gift.
I am toying with the idea of making a series of these larger portraits of women who have influenced my life. I like when women are painted by women and to me, a painting like this is a celebration of the intimacy and beauty of female friendship and sisterhood (unlike when men paint women, and often objectify them).
Or maybe I should stick to my list of commissions. Heh.