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.