The third series I’ve been working on is portraits of my family. My son was interested in the portraits that have become the Held series and asked if I would paint his portrait, too. I had him sit for me a few times. I don’t think I’ve completed a piece that I’ve had as much emotional investment in before.
He wore that red shirt specially for this portrait – it’s actually a Smurfs shirt. I didn’t put that in, though, as I thought it would be distracting. I have three other portraits in progress for this series (including one of my cat) which I will be posting soon.