Sunday, March 02, 2008

Daily Painting Practice- Nap Time- A Study

You know you have a good model when they can hold a pose for hours.
He never moved... even though I was stepping all over arranging and rearranging the toys and books.
I even changed the blanket several times. This only made him move his hand... which actually was an improvement for the composition.
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Nap Time
color study
8"x10"
oil on canvas board

It is nice to have a model that changes shape every few weeks. I can't wait to see what the next stage brings. This is a study for a larger painting so I don't feel bad about selling it. Of course if it sells, I may have a start to his college fund. He may ask for payment when he is older.

4 comments:

constance said...

What a delight. You have so vividly captured, both in your writing and in your painting, the love you have for this fortunate baby.
constance

Kathy Jurek said...

That's really great, Peter.
The complementary colors go so well with a painting of a child. I'm a sucker for kid paintings. Must be your grandson? ;)

Cara Dawn Romero said...

I love this! It is so tenderly rendered - Cara

Darren Maurer said...

Extremely cool.