Artwork / 2008 / Eric and Tracy
You wouldn’t know it by looking at it, but there is a whole other portrait under this one of Tracy. Sometimes a painting is coming along swimmingly when, quite suddenly, a struggle begins and I cannot seem to capture a likeness. The only remedy is paint over the canvas and start again. Most often in these cases, I work from a new source image the second time around, focusing on an entirely different expression, and I certainly did that here.