is painted from a photo of one of my nieces wrapped up in winter clothes sitting on a
bench. The vision she seems
to be seeing was a separate drawing. I can't remember
now of what.
is just that -- I liked the contours of the model's
obese figure, but the head is separate because it does
not belong to the body of the model.
Figures was painted from photos of two other of my
nieces, who were little girls at the time. I painted the
background and put the figures on it, and then I saw
that their bossy postures showed some feeling of being
lost. It was about that time that their mother had died,
and perhaps they expressed that in their posture.
is another picture of a model, seen from an unusual
angle. I used an unusual technique of crossing short
strokes to paint it, which I used a lot in my early