Grandmother as a Young Woman
16" x 20"
Oil on hardwood Panel
This lady fascinates me.
She is a maternal ancestor on Lori's side.
We know very little about her. She may have been partially or entirely native American.
This portrait is taken from the single photograph that is available. [and I have further altered that, however she is not around to object to my interpretation...]
Some painters will not do portraits if they cannot see the living, walking, and talking person and get a feel for their manner.
Some day I hope to meet her and be able to learn about her background and family
Her eyes suggest that she has many experiences to share