Starting over on this portrait of my nephew, Jon, I decided to quiet down the drips and focus more on his face.  This newest painting of Jon is much easier to look at, in my opinion.  See the first one at the bottom of the post. 

His mom will be here next week to pick up the painting.  I think she'll approve.  The portrait I painted earlier this year of his brother, Peter, is shown here, too.  Hopefully they will they compliment each other nicely when Chris gets them both hung in her home. 

Jon's eyes are at least as blue as the painting shows, and he's a very gifted musician who frequently plays in London and surrounding areas. 

Painted with Transparent Watercolor over Fluid Acrylic drips on Cold Pressed 140# Arches, all are 22x30."



Older painting - on gesso-ed paper with strong focus on drippy technique


Studio at the Farm said...

Sandy, I like the less "drippy" version, but then, I'm somewhat of a traditionalist when it comes to painting.

Sadami said...

Hi, Sandy,
Great work! The nice smile and eyes are very catchy and impressive. Thank you for sharing!
Cheers, Sadami

Meera Rao said...

I like the newer painting of Jonathan much better too :) The subtler drips stay in the background and the focus is on the face now ! The paintings of brothers are precious --what a wonderful gift. Happy to see you back missed your posts.

cathyswatercolors said...

Sandy what a lucky mom to get these portrait paintings. Just stunning.

Billie Crain said...

As a mother I have to agree with you on the second portrait...it's much easier on the eyes and looks like a handsome young man. I will say, I think Jon would prefer the first portrait, especially after reading that glowing review his band received describing their performance. Their shows must be really exciting to attend.

Unknown said...

I agree, this latest painting is a winner and goes perfectly with the other one of his brother.

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

I love the cheeky expression on Peter's face but agree the more traditional one of Jonathan is more acceptable as a portrait for mum. I'd love to see the 'drippy'technique in another subject. Did you do much work in Paris - and when we going to see them?

Anonymous said...

Wow Sandy, its Roger! Every time I go to your blog I'm overwhelmed by how talented you are! The new painting of Jonathan is great!