(225) Daddy's Girl
12 x 16, oil
As I painted this I realized that I am always drawn to photos and paintings where the viewer is behind the subject. Why is that? I suspect it is because there is a certain mystery that is missing when the subject is facing the viewer. I am intrigued by what the subject may be thinking/doing/seeing and if I can't see their faces, they are more likely to take on a universal "everyman/woman" quality. I like that. Anybody else have any theories about that?
"If equal affection cannot be, let the more loving be me”...W.H. Auden
(Happy "new number" Da)