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July 16, 2023

Pratica d'imprimitura

I went through some old family photos and bookmarked the ones that stood out to me. Because many of these photos are not in color, they make good practice for underpainting and focusing on compositional elements. Plus, the lack of context makes them more intriguing to me. Who took these photos? Who are the people in the pictures? 

My mom's side of the family was Italian. Maybe that's where I get my artistic sensibilities from.

Bonus: some quick digital studies from the photographs. The two on the left have context: The seated man is my great-grandfather, Attilio. The seated girl is my grandfather's sister Mary. I never knew any of them except my grandfather who lived until 2012. We like to think they were waiting for him.

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