oil on canvas painting of my grandson Dominic. 20″ wide x 30″ high

I finished this portrait of Dominic yesterday after working on it off an on for about six months. I tried to capture Dominic’s desire to always be moving. I took a lot of reference photos of him in different locations wearing different clothes . I thought this photo reference told a story about a young boy ready to be free to run an jump. He loves cars which was the reason I selected the shirt he was wearing. The challenge for me was to show Dominic in full figure within a complex environment. I liked the way the afternoon sun was creating interesting highlights. I painted  his hair with a used sable brush that had about four strands of hair left on it.


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