***Disclaimer...another picture heavy post :-)
One of the things Lori and I planned on doing while she was here were family pictures. Unfortunately, I got sick and we postponed our family session until they come for another visit. But we did do their pictures. Here are a few of my favorites.
The really cool thing about having a friend like Lori is that she's usually open to all my wacky ideas. To be honest, when I first showed her a portrait session I'd come across in my blog wanderings, I was showing her just because I thought it was a cool set of pictures.
But then we kind of looked at each other and said,
Jackson Pollock is not the kind of artist everyone can appreciate. Although considered one of the great figures of abstract expressionism, I'm sure others view his work as bizarre and confusing...the kind of art that generates comments such as "My two year old could do that!" But whether or not you care for his type of art...you have to admit doing a family portrait based on what most would call splatter painting has to be fun.
And oh, boy was it!
Yea, she so started it!
We learned a few things in this session like getting clean clothes out ahead of time. We should have started earlier so the light would have been better. A different location would have been a plus. We were in our backyard and I was limited to only one angle so that the house wasn't in the background. Plan how you will transport a canvas this size on an eight hour drive back home, ya know that kind of thing.
And yes, my kids are all chomping at the bit to give this a go.
(PS Of course I'm ready to photograph it if anyone else is interested in being the painters!)
You can view more from their family sessions here.