Out of the Archived Ashes

When I first started painting, (the first time – when in early teens) I used oils that were given to me by this lady that had left over paints after doing paint-by-number things. I didn’t use oils very long because I could not handle the fumes. This acrylic painting was one of the first I did as an adult (in my twenties). I painted several paintings with photographs as my models, just to see what I could do. It took many years for me to revisit landscapes, and then it was with “live models.” I ran across this old photograph of an old painting done from a photograph in a book, and felt I just had to share it. I’m not sure why.