In my high school art class we were given a project to crop a small section of a photo and draw the section on a large scale. I have always loved history and politics, so it’s not surprising the photo that caught my attention was a photo I found in a Life magazine of JFK and his daughter, Caroline playing in the yard.
This photo is from Everything Jackie
I chose the segment of the photo that shows the most movement. I can remember when I was a kid and the feeling of excitement when I was thrown in the air. I also now have a one year old niece and love seeing the happiness on her face when she is lifted in the air the way Caroline is by her father in this photo. As someone who loves history and politics I am familiar with JFK as a politician but I love the human side that shows through in this photo as well as the obvious love for his daughter. This drawing was done with vine charcoal and has become my favorite drawing.
Note: the original magazine photo of JFK and Caroline used for the drawing was actually a mirror image of the photo shown. I no longer have the magazine photo, so this is a photo that I found on another blog.