Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Finding the past
I seem to be constantly unearthing the past lately when I look for other totally unrelated things.
I found this photo of a watercolour sketch that I did in 1987 inside a book. 22 years ago! The photo is a little the worse for wear but I recall the image well. It is of my niece when she came to visit me in England many years ago. She was perhaps 2 or three then I think. Rather fitting as tomorrow is her birthday and she's back in England.
Its a shame the photo isn't better. The colours have faded a bit and aren't really representational of the original but the overall values are still there.
I don't know where the original of this is. I don't recall if I gave it my sister or not. I did another piece of her but in oils that my sister does have. I don't have an image of it though and must get one for my files. That was done around the same time also.
Its interesting to find old pieces and compare them with my current style. I don't know if styles do change a lot, even over time. Experimentation takes place with mediums and supports but style seems to stay with a person.
What do others think? Is this similar to my current style or have things changed in the past 22 years?