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Wednesday, December 2, 2009



These boys were told to hold still so their grandpa could take a photo. They could hardly wait to get back to their leaf fight. This painting of three cousins, JORDAN, STEVEN & SCOTT was done from a photo snapped by their grandpa. Although the background in the photo was clear and detailed, I felt that an impressionistic background - splashes of watercolor - would concentrate the focus on the detailed realism of the portraits of the boys, like the eye focuses on a subject. This allows the viewer to see through the eye of the artist.

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