This is my latest portrait work and the vibrancy and colors of the subject immediately attracted me to paint this. The last time the colors captured me so was with "The colorful smoker". The detail on the sweater of course drove me crazy, but at the end patience prevails. I did not like the way the hand looked in the original picture and I modified it to suit the way the painting felt overall. Once again the innocent, surprised expression of the kid had to be captured and I took my time to achieve that goal. As always, 9" x 12" Uart sanded paper with a water color under-painting and painted only with Sennelier pastels.
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I am a self taught artist working with oil pastels, charcoal and acrylics. In my blog I share what inspires me and my work.