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!