Tuesday, August 17, 2010
I am going to go ahead and toot my on horn on this one. "toot, toot". I am really happy with the way this painting turned out. The photograph I used as a reference was taken about 45 years ago. My brother in law was around twelve at the time. What a treasure of a photograph. Don't you want to trade places with him?
This is the second time I have painted this. I painted it ten years ago when I first started painting. It hangs in their home now. Think that one was 18x 24". Painted this piece on an 8 x 16" gallery wrap canvas. The elongated canvas makes for interesting composition. Tried to keep this one loose and not worry about capturing David's features. (of course I did when I did not have to) I painted a lot of this with a palette knife.
I really think the painting looks better in person. The colors are pretty nice. Good day for me!SOLD