Portrait of a Mother

8x10 pencil portrait created from one of the only photographs taken of my friend and client's mother who died when my client was a six-year old girl.  As with some of my other restoration type work the reference photo was a trick to work with.

Great-great Grandma of dear friend

This is Nancy McClain, pioneer mother and Great-great (perhaps another "great") Grandmother of my dear friend and client.  The only photo of Nancy shows a woman who had endured suffering and heartache.  My friend asked me to create a pencil portrait of her grandmother without the hard edge that age and the old photography style created.