Me and My Papa

This Impressionist Self-Portrait was one of Justin’s favorite pieces because he said it was an image of himself sitting on his “Papa’s knees.” He also said “Mom, if you look closely, there are pictures hanging on the back wall of you, Dad and me.”

Justin was tasked to draw his own portrait from life in the foreground and the background he chose work from an Impressionist Master Henry Tanner’s Banjo Lesson. He developed his self- portrait in the same stoke and color palette as Henry Tanner.
The original piece is done in soft chalk pastel.