Evolution of a Portrait Series

Mike, my older brother, is autistic, low functioning and nonverbal. The last visit with brother Mike was in 2013 (see  The Visit, Note – this post may contain triggers as I was very distraught when I wrote it; no disrespect was intended.)

Below is one of the last photos I took of Mike:

Portrait of Michael and me

 

This is a watercolor based on another photo from that session (Post Doodling):

Watercolor Sketch - Portrait of Brother Mike

Portrait of Mike
6″x4″ 140# Cold Pressed Watercolor Block

The watercolor below was the first in which I used the abstracted shape of my brother’s head (Planes of Unreality):

Watercolor: Abstract Figures

Planes of Unreality
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Below is a further abstraction of Mike’s portrait (Under Observation).

Watercolor: Abstract Expressionistic Portrait

Observation
12″x9″ 140# Cold Pressed Block

 

Today’s portrait is the current incarnation of my ‘Brother Mike’ portraits:

Watercolor and Charcoal: Portrait of My Brother

Portrait of My Brother
12″x9″ 140# Cold Pressed Watercolor Block

I love working with charcoal and watercolor. It adds definition to the composition.

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