I have an interest in genealogy and have collected an organized all of the family photos and portraits from as far back as we go. It is a passion of mine, you may say, to connect with the ages that came before us. In all of the organizing, I have found special photographs that are particularly compelling. I want to paint them!
This one is of my grandfather on the left with a buddy on the right. They are presumably on the shores of Lake Michigan, perhaps? I believe my grandmother is in the middle, but the shade from the photographer covered her, so I had to make her up a bit in the painting. I tried it in both pastel and oil. I will probably try it again until I am completely satisfied. I call it A Wave from Yesteryear. Or A Wave from Grandpa.
A Wave from Yesteryear in Oil:
A Wave from Yesteryear in Pastel:
I imagine there may be others that would like a similar painting to remember and celebrate the ones who came before them. If you do, contact me!