Artwork / Subjective / Father

acrylic portraits by two different artists
Becca Bernstein and Gwenn Seemel
Father
2010 and 2009
acrylic on wood and canvas
36 x 60 inches (combined dimensions)

In my half of this diptych, my father had just beaten me at chess, but the portrait is actually of the moment after the winning moment, when I asked him to replay his joy and ham it up for me so that I could get the source photo. I don’t like to stage my photo-shoots usually, but sometimes it’s necessary for my art, like when I asked this Iranian-German-American woman to wear a headscarf.

painterly portrait
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painterly portrait
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