Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Creating Visual Narrative Through Portrait Painting

While working on the paintings of each veteran for Portraits of American Veterans Project there are many choices to be made. How will I depict the individual and tell their story utilizing the visual language.  One of the most effective narrative elements for my process involves universally recognized symbols. In the case of the veterans' portraits the most powerful symbol is the American flag, the old stars and stripes.