Pentimento – Throwback Thursday

Pentimento-acrylic-Andrew-H
Pentimento 32″x30″ acrylic

Today’s painting Pentimento is from several years ago.  A pentimento is when a painting has been changed, and you can see parts of the previous work. It often shows that the artist has changed his or her mind about the composition as they worked on the painting.  In my case I wanted to layer several aspects of my grandmother’s life into one picture. Included in the piece is an image from a studio photo done in Ireland. There is also a boat to represent the one she immigrated to Canada on. Another layer shows an image of a goat to represent the one she had an unfortunate encounter with when she was in her eighties (that led to a broken hip). Finally there is a layer with some flowers to represent her beauty.