Sunday, July 10, 2016

Oldie But Goodie

11 x 14 oil on stretched canvas

I painted this one 39 years ago, the year I started painting - 1977.  I decided that I liked painting people instead of still lifes and landscapes and had painted one other person before finding this little boy in an American Geographic magazine.  This has always been a favorite for me and I dug it out after going to an estate sale yesterday for the artist who taught me how to paint back then.  Nostalgia crept in as I remembered her telling me how to deal with his freckles and the polka dots on his jacket.  She was a wonderful teacher and I will be forever grateful for all the things she taught me.

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