19 February 2013

The Volley 9 Series (part 1)

above painting: private collection

each: 11" x 15", watercolour, 1999

My friend Stephen Fenech is an enthusiastic traveller (as of October 2012 he's been to 159 countries) and an excellent photographer, so –many years ago– I asked him if I could make paintings based on some of his photos. He agreed and I chose nine* of them. I imagine if I asked to paint some more –even now– he'd be okay with that.

That last one of the Indian woman holding her baby is my favourite.

*I don't remember why I chose only nine photos as reference since he had hundreds of gorgeous images to choose from...but the title "Volley 9" refers to Steve's passion for playing volleyball.

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