Saturday, January 31, 2009

Boy on a Swing

Boy on a Swing 6" x 6" Oil on Canvas Panel NFS
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This little dear started out as my nephew. I'm afraid I lost his likeness... It's his hair and that's how he swings, belly down (for hours!) But that's not Russell. I'll try him again sometime...

Well, I spoke too soon. I just called sister and had her take a look. She loves it. ??! It's so hard to predict people's reactions... I know I can do better? But it's one of those situations where it's best to just step AWAY from the easel. And I am.


  1. Potraits are tough, but, I think you did a great job here. Very painterly and appealing. Whether or not you got a likeness, only you and your sister know!

  2. Wonderful painting, Diane - nicely handled!

  3. You amaze me. The fact you have this Norman Rockwellian story and image on such a small canvas is just amazing. Hugs to you!

  4. This is wonderful, I love the colors and I like how I can see the strokes of paint. Yup, step away from the easel!


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