This is the first of a series of 2. I'm painting from a photo of an old man. I really like painting old people. I guess that sounds strange. I like the texture in their skin (and someday mine!). There is a wealth of stories and experience living in those textures.
The accompanying painting will be of an old woman.
I like the idea of painting people I don't know. And I envision hanging them on my wall like they are someone important. Maybe they are. I don't know. Probably to someone. I like the humor and mystery of it.