black and white image of a black man looking out a window

Media: Oil on canvas

Size: 40×50 cm

Price: $600 US




I saw this photograph by Gordon Parks. I found it striking, and painted it. I wanted to portray the tension and apprehension, quiet determination and strength. I imagined this man was feeling. I also wanted to paint a black and white. I like it because it expresses the essence. No colour. I used different blacks and also colour within the blacks. Nice piece.

I didn’t realize til after, I had done a similar one some years ago, Waiting.

Creative work is self-discovery.


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