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I recently posted on Facebook the story of my painting from 2019 "Apple Butter Time". In my post, I mentioned that the painting started as an old family photo. One of my relatives asked who was in the photo, so I thought I'd share the original photo to show how some of my ideas begin.
Original Photo
Recently a bunch of old black and white photos from our family's farm, and my childhood (yeah, I'm old) came into my possession. I've done a few paintings based on these images. It's always a give and take with what to leave in and what to remove. Composition leads the way but so does what I feel about the image and what I'm trying to convey to the viewer. Here's the "starter" photo from 1956 for the painting in question.
Finished PaintingWith my story regarding this painting and the commission project that resulted.
About this time last year, I learned that my painting "Apple Butter Time" had won the top award at Tamarack's 2019 Be…

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