Sunday, November 18, 2007
it's all who you know
Dave and I have a friend from Massachusetts that relocated to New York about the same time that we did. She helped us move into our first apartment. Caitlin went to an art school in New York, works for a painter and has her own studio where she works on her pieces. She is very dedicated to her work. I love that. She'll get up early, or stay up late so she can get to her studio to put time into her painting.
For Andrew's first and second birthdays we met Caitlin in local parks for a birthday photo shoot. She took the family picture in the right column of this blog. This year, she chose one picture of Andrew to paint. In this series of photos, Dave and I had just confiscated a well loved ice cream cone so that we could continue with the shoot. Andrew was not pleased, but quickly rebounded once he noticed that the camera was going. This photo was taken after the crying, before the smiling.
I love the painting because it looks like Andrew. I didn't expect it to. I love Caitlin's work. I like how you can see the strokes. Most of the portraits I have seen of hers do not have much detail in the face. I was surprised that when I saw the picture I knew right away who it was and even what photo she used. I love how all of those crazy strokes come together to make a realistic looking painting.
Posted by Dave at 8:48 PM