Grandson Georgie, aged 7
Acrylic on Board (A3) (Unframed)
i have already painted both my granddaughters, and it felt only correct that I make an attempt to paint a portrait of George. He has proved by far the most difficult to paint, which I guess is much in keeping about everything else that defines Georgie. Such a super grandson, but so complex. Very creative and a propensity to a splendid wildness. Yes, at times infuriating, but such a loveable boy.
I have treated this portrait with thicker paint than on the other two. I have also very deliberately painted it quickly, not fussing over detail, but rather trying to capture something of the essence, which I think can get lost especially with portraits, if I fuss them them too much.
Overall I am pleased. I have selected a rather difficult image to work with, given the open mouth, but I felt this defined him quite well. I will leave it there, and add it to my grandchildren gallery.
Hope that you like it.