The first image is a photograph of my wife's maternal grandmother, Florence Pfifer.  The following images, chronological order, are a series of drawings and paintings I did of this image.  I find something very inward, pensive, poised, and beautifully composed about this photograph.  She died a lonely and unnecessary death by pneumonia.  I only learned that story after I had already become captivated by this image.  To me, suddenly, it was almost like this image took on a shade of foreshadowing, a kind of serene prescience of her early end. I think I will probably make many more variations of this image.

Copy of original photograph of Florence Pfifer, 6"x9"

Florence Pfifer drawing 2, Graphite on Paper, 8.5"x11"

Florence Pfifer drawing 2, Graphite on Paper, 8.5"x11"

"Florence Pfifer Study", Acrylic on Canvas, 12"x14"

"Florence Pfifer Study", Acrylic on Canvas, 12"x14"

"Florence Pfifer 2", Oil on Canvas, 30"x46"

"Florence Pfifer 3", Oil on Canvas, 30"x40"

"Florence Pfifer 3", Oil on Canvas, 30"x40"

"Florence Pfifer 4", Oil on Canvas, 12"x14"

"Florence Pfifer V" (Unfinished), oil on canvas, 60"x48", September 2017