Grandmother Portaiture

My dining room is one of my favorite rooms of the house (even though we literally never use it). It’s got my favorite color, navy. I have hung the navy china plates from inspiration from my wedding. And now, it has one of my favorite side projects hanging as decor!

Charcoal portraiture is one of my all-time favorites for side projects. I fell in love with the process in my figure drawing classes at SCAD. Content is usually my hang up, but when I thought of mine and Clay’s grandmothers, it was a done-deal.

The first image is my maternal grandmother, Jackie, on her wedding day! The second image is Clay’s paternal grandmother, Judy dressed up for a high school formal. Both such vibrant women, I’m proud to have them both in our home!

Material: Charcoal + Acrylic Paint

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