So I’m on this site where photos are free for artists to paint. So I start scanning the images that are posted. I see a picture of a little boy in a country I know I will never have the means to visit. I’m always drawn to children especially children wearing their cultural dress. The fabric is beautiful and the little boy too adorable not to try to make into a painting.

Now when you paint from a photo it is important that the images are high quality. High quality images makes it so much easier on the artist. I know this rule. I’ve learned this rule. Yet I must set all of that aside. I want to paint this little boy.

During this quarantine I’ve cleaned my house, organized drawers and cleaned flower beds. So why not challenge myself with painting from a small slightly fuzzy picture.

Here is my final product. It’s a 9”x12” acrylic on canvas. I hope I’ve done him justice.

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