This is the little grandson of a friend of mine who was on a golfing outing with his father. He seems to be looking for the ball. I love his posture and the way his little personality shines through. The wonderful story behind this painting is that the father of this little man was a good friend of my oldest son and now they both have children of their own. I love watching our lives come full circle.
After taking the challenge on DPW I decided to experiment with portraits with more colors. This is no one in particular (I don't think :) I just made her portrait up as I went to practice eyes, color mixing and lips. After I finished the painting I did find her eyes speaking to me so maybe she just wanted to be painted. If you click on the picture you actually can see a larger version that I think is better to view.
This was a challenge for a painting site that I am a part of. The challenge was to paint a movie star and use only blue and purple in varying values. This was really hard to paint and even harder to photograph and get the colors exactly right.
This is a painting I submitted to the challenge on Daily Paintworks entitled Blame It On The Rain. The challenge was to paint rain. I could not paint actual rain so I attempted to paint a wet, rainy day, people with umbrellas and coats over their heads sloshing along a wet alley.