The first portrait is of my father who sat down for me sometime last year. I never wanted to show it as I felt indifferent about it. But I stumbled upon it again while cleaning up my work and saw it with fresh eyes. The second is a color study of a larger painting I'm working on. Next is a portrait of one of the students at school who gladly posed for us after class. The figure painting was a difficult pose to describe. I needed to have the weight really push down into the cushions and leave the abstract presence of her pose intact. Last portrait is of another classmate who posed last week.