Monday, March 2, 2015
My son, Nicholas, was my first subject in an endeavor to loosen up my painting, though I hadn't begun "official" daily painting when I did this. I was desperate to overcome an art block and knew that working small may help. Nick was about 17 years old at the time, and I was pestering him to sit for me so I could paint him (again!). He was clearly not happy to be doing this. I took several photographs of him and then let him out of his misery. I was happy to have found them now, years later, to work with!
I know this face so well that it practically painted itself. It seems to capture that teenaged angst.