Still working on things I posted previously, but I also started a drawing in the Family Photos series which has led to another idea. This is the first time I’ve done close focus on a family photo that includes my own generation, so there isn’t that historical element of completely different fashions – types of clothes and hair, for example – that locate the image well in the past. Also, it is a colour photo, whereas all of those I’ve studied previously were necessarily black and white, though I usually chose to introduce colour into the paintings and drawings.
I wanted to use pencil for this – no colour, which made the drawing a slower and more disciplined process than usual. This gave me the opportunity to think ahead on the project and I am planning a sculptural approach to the next phase.