AllBoy

Oil on hardboard panel,  named "All Boy".  This is my son Travis, from a photo when he was small. I always knew I wanted to do a painting of this one, and the art league "Faces"-themed show was a good excuse.  His twin brother was mostly crying the day I took this photo, on the backyard funhouse/pirate ship I'd built, so Trav got the pick.  I was torn between doing this in pastel or oil, but due to a time crunch for the show, chose oil.  Oil takes longer to make the picture, but is a lot easier to frame.  

One thing I really like about this picture is the little scratch on his cherubic little chin.  That, and the fact he actually stopped and looked at me.  Now he's a strapping 20 year-old, and this picture makes my wife sad.  

      

 

 

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