A Family Portrait (not the awkward kind)

This painting was originally of two statues (first titled "Egyptian Pair). I was going for an asymmetrical look, as that was how the statues I saw were originally placed.

Taking a fresh look at it,however, I noticed it needed a little something else. So, I added a couple of "echoes" of the statues in the negative space.

The whole thing came out rather like a family portrait-- minus the braces and bad bangs. I used chalk pastel to make the "reflections" of the two statues, and a dry paintbrush to blend them into the background.

15 x 20 Mixed Media on Paper


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