Day Three: 10 Paintings in 10 Days

May I present a composition I completed today for a commission: Abuelo con Ninos.

abuelo

I struggled for ages with this piece. The concept is poignant, my Spanish teacher told me months ago how her father died of pancreatic cancer only 2 days before she gave birth to her first child, Juan Pablo, who is now my 5 year old art student. Funny how things loop around that way in Mexico.

She wanted me to paint her father with her 2 children, so she could feel that on some level, they were all together.

Unfortunately, she only had one photo for me to work with: her dad, face completely covered in shadows, then separate shots of the kids.

Painting this scene was tricky. I prefer to be very literal in my portraits, but with so little information to go on with this piece I kind of had to make things up.

Tomorrow, worry not, you will see a prostitute, so if your questionable morality was disappointed tonight, worry not! More ladies coming soon. Please do comment below, and thanks for keeping track during this 10 day challenge!

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