Just to follow up on my last blog...(a little time gap I might add), I'd like to share a recent painting that I did as a commission of a young boy with his best friend. First of all, I feel as if I became both friends with my client through our several conversations, and feel as if I really began to know "the boy and his best friend" through the many photos my client sent me to use as references for the piece.
This was a super fun commission to do...(which I received through Finely.io--check out their website). The client wanted a painting of his nephew with his "best friend". Both were dressed as super heroes, which made the work more creative and enjoyable. He wanted the painting to be realistic yet showing the young boy's imaginative side. Hence, Boy on a Green Hill with His "Dog", both are at the ready...ready to jump into action when they see the Batman signal in the bright night sky. (30' w x 40" h) oil on canvas
The above are two early stages---the first sketch to help determine the composition, the second is after the sketch on the canvas, first paint, the third is the finished painting hanging in my studio. And now it's not. One of my babies has gone off into the world! Always a happy thing, but always a little wistful.