Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Donovan

"Donovan"
20x16 oil on canvas

My still 16 almost 17 year old is in that interesting boy/man stage of his life. He towers over me and his father but still delights in doing things kids like to do. I captured him when he wasn't feeling well in this POST two years ago. I captured him in a sketch a year ago in this POST so maybe instinctively I know he's only going to be hanging around the house a couple more years at the most and then he'll be off building a life on his own. I wanted his portrait to be unique and quietly different like he is.

21 comments:

Spiritartartist said...

Love the spirit of this Sheila!

suzanneberry said...

a seriously amazing portrait!! your use of color and brush work are incredible! bravo!

Linda Popple said...

What a great portrait! Love the colors and I like the composition, too.

martinealison said...

Un regard vif et profond dans ce beau portrait. On sent aussi l'impétuosité de la jeunesse. Très belle réussite.
Les nuances de couleurs employées sont de bon aloi et apportent une fougue certaine.
gros bisous.

Natasha said...

I often look at my kids and wish I could capture them in a moment and keep it forever, you did that with Donovan and it is beautiful. What a gift you have!

AutumnLeaves said...

Donovan! Where did I get Dominic from? (Please forgive my lapse into idiocy. I've noticed this happening a bit more often of late and I am not at all please about that.) He is one fine and handsome young man, Sheila. I know he makes you proud of him so very much!! Beautiful job on his portrait!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Wow. WOW! I think it's so hard to paint your own family, and you did THIS! I think you'll have to fight him over who keeps it. Handsome young man. And don't be too sure about the 'couple of years' thing. I cried and cried when mine left home... only to have them back a couple of years later!! LOL!

p.s. congrats on the T-shirt win!

Linny D. Vine said...

Really good, Sheila!!

-Don said...

Great job, Sheila! You put so much character into a portrait. I love your choice of color - and those brush strokes. Sweet!

-Don

Diana Marshall said...

wonderful portrait, love the colours you have used, really special.

Art with Liz said...

This is a stunning portrait of a rather good look fellow! You must be so proud Sheila. He may go off one day to make his own way, but he'll still be your 'little boy'.

Catherine Jeffrey said...

Stunning colors in this portrait! He has such an intense yet kind look, and as you say, that time between boy and man. You have such a way of capturing the essence of a person.
Loved the cat too!

Marie Theron said...

Such electric colours!A lovely portrait!

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Wonderful!

Dean H. said...

A beautifully done portrait, Sheila!! So very unique.

jyothisethu said...

beautiful, wonderful painting...
the color scheme is amazing...
you prove that an artist should see things in a different color...

congrats...

Christine's Arts said...

I think this is one of your best portraits yet, Sheila! What a great job you did on him. Looks like a very nice young man.

dominique eichi said...

very unique and beautiful !

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

wonderful and sensitive portrait and you look fabulous in the Kellie's Jellies t-shirt!

Gwen Bell said...

Love this portrait! That groovy palette really captures that uber coolness of your teenager!

Renee Brennan said...

Nice Sheila! Your paintings are getting more energetic!!