One Friday evening while sharing a pitcher at our local haunt, Elliot shared a photo from his childhood with me. I immediately thought, “I want to paint this!” and made him email it to me that second. It’s not that often that I’m immediately enamored with a photo so much I can’t wait to start painting it– let alone one with not one, but 4 faces!
I avoid painting portraits like the plague. But as we all know, you can’t get better at something if you never work at it.The biggest draw was the clothing. Painting the folds and shadows of clothing is one my favorite things to do and I took this painting as a good exercise/challenge.
After a month of work, I finally had a piece I was pretty proud of.
“Four Brothers” 2014. Acrylic on canvass 12×16