Friday, February 22, 2008

My baby boy....

This is a portrait of my youngest son when he was about 5-6 years old, sitting on a lawn chair by the lake at our cottage. He's 17 now but remains my "baby"...and he still has the same wonderful smile.

This is the first portrait I've ever painted. I started painting it in acrylics but found it to difficult to do the details in the face, so I finished it with water-based oil paints. It was a pleasure working in this medium because it was like working with oil-based paints, only without the smell and clean-up.



5 comments:

Shelly McC said...

This has come out beautiful!

Anita Davies said...

Wonderful portrait with fabulous lighting!

Linda said...

What a great portrait!

Lynn said...

Wow! That's superb! You handled the shadows beautifully.

Serena said...

OH, this is a wonderful portrait and the play with light really sets it off. Great job! :)