The Idea

Large Scale Portraits of people with a lot of life experience that integrate the actual words of their stories into the lines and wrinkles of their faces.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Starting Inez Wagemaker

Inez Wagemaker- 93 years old; affluent Grand Rapidian and past president of just about every women's club in the city, not to mention kind, generous, and extremely funny human being.

This one is going to be a challenge for me. Inez has Macular degeneration and so wears very thick (and quite big) glasses. I'll have to find a way to keep her eyes in proportion even though her glasses make them look so big in the photo. She has such a great face and so much character, I'll have to be careful not to overemphasize the playful expression that I like so much about it.

So here's her photo and the beginnings of painting number 4. It looks a little (well, a lot) silly at the moment but, I'm hoping to get that fixed tout suite!

1 comment:

  1. Mom Wagemaker has enjoyed all hooplah from this, thanks to you Lauren!