Mississhippi's Madness

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Portrait of Dad

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I decided for my step-mother’s 70th birthday to attempt a portrait of my father, who passed away in 1996. I realised that I don’t have many photos of my father so had to ask her if she had any photos. As I am also into genealogy she didn’t think anything of this request. I showed her the work in progress on her birthday. After a few tears I got the feeling she was very happy with the gift.

I took this photo after completing about 5 hours work on the portrait. There is still some work to do but I am going to wait until I go back to class at the end of January to complete it so I have my instructors ready assistance and guidance handy.

The best thing is that it looks like my Dad. And that’s what really counts.

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Author: Elaine

Artist, writer, married, mother, living with Ankylosing Spondylitis and winning (most of the time). My creative impulses have led me to drawing, pastel painting, writing, handcrafts and photography.

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