Tuesday, June 11, 2013

A Child's Portrait

Ricker - oil on linen - 14 x 16"
This is the first oil portrait I've done in years! I could not believe how difficult it was, and how long it took. I really was out of practice. I worked from photos that I took myself. It is difficult to get a child this young to hold still for a photograph, let alone a painting. Here he was talking to me, and see how happy and animated he is!

It was worth the effort. I am happy with the end result! And the boy's grandparents love it! That's what's important!

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