Thursday, May 11, 2006
This is a very large portrait, or triple-portrait, of my sister. It is made up of thirteen different canvases and depicts her in three different moods. Hillary on the left is in a good mood and easily approachable. I tried to show that with the way the canvases were split on that side. Hillary in the middle shows her in a vulnerable state that we can all relate to. Sometimes, we just don't feel like we've got it together and that's why the canvases seem to be falling apart toward the bottom. Hillary on the right is upset and unapproachable. I boxed her into a small square canvas and used larger canvases to surround her. Hillary was such a good sport about letting me paint her in three different moods that we all experience, sometimes on a daily basis. It's very rare to find a subject that is willing to be painted in their most vulnerable times.