The project will include ten portraits, each in triptych format.
- I have been collecting ideas for which ten inspiring women I want to portray.
- I study their work and lives, and look for pithy and revealing morsels by or about them that will be on the side panels.
- I search for photos of the chosen women that will be optimal as painting resources.
The photo needs to be inspiring, too!
Perhaps a photo of a well-known woman that is not well known, such as the young Ruth Bader Ginsberg….
Or a compelling photo that reveals the woman’s personality, such as this photo of Rachel Carson, the environmentalist, who continued to campaign for the earth’s health even in the face of the cancer that took her life.
On the wall of my studio I have posted gallery of possible women to portray.