Man did I have an epiphany today!! I was painting James Dean earlier, and this title came to my mind and it was like an explosion in my brain!
Let me explain...
I'm starting a new series of paintings. They are of course, my usual subjects; Audrey Hepburn.. people of that era. These paintings have certain look to them - they are unfinished on purpose. Raw brush strokes complete this look. And then it hit me.. a double meaning! Yes, the painting is 'unfinished' but I also paint many people who are dead - and most that have died way too young. So the people that I paint, have unfinished business here on this earth.
For example, James Dean died when he was 24. Died young and left a world of possibilities behind him.
Audrey Hepburn, died when she was 64. Although she had a longer life than James Dean, 64 is still young, and she left her duties with UNICEF behind. Now I'm not saying that when she died, the obligations to UNICEF ended all together, but I can say that almost no one other than Audrey cared for those children as much as she did. And fought for them with the selflessness and determination that she had, for that matter.
Those are just a few examples - there will be more to come.
So here are the first 2 paintings of the Unfinished Business series.
James Dean and Audrey Hepburn.