Thursday, January 24, 2013
"Sun Hat" Original oil painting Unframed 6" X 6"
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Some of my favorite subjects have always been children's portraits. Try as I may, I can't stay away from portraits of any kind for very long, as you may have noticed in this 30 day challenge.
Climbing out of the ruins at Mesa Verde, I spotted this adorable little boy perched upon the shoulders of his father. I asked Mike to snap a few photos and he obliged. In talking to his Dad, we discovered he had carried his little son for the entire tour. What a Dad! There were some dangerous places along the way and I am sure climbing that wooden ladder at the end, with the boy clinging to his head was a little uncomfortable. However, I am sure he felt he was better safe than sorry, where the child was concerned.
As with most of my 6" X 6" paintings, this is a study and may turn into a larger painting with Dad included.
Posted by Debra Bryant at 6:53 PM