As adorable as this little boy is on the outside, he's just a sweet on the inside. He's curious, thoughtful, considerate, playful, and warmly engaging. It's been a delight to get to know him.
This is a 16" x 20" oil on linen commissioned work. Typically what happens for commissions is that we get together for a photo session, and those photos are used as reference for the portrait. While I thoroughly enjoy painting portraits from sittings, to get a child to sit still long enough to paint would be a chore for all involved, so in these cases, reference photos save the day.
If you have an adorable little person in your life who you'd like to see immortalized in paint, give me a shout. I'd be happy to work with you.