I reworked my portrait of my son Jack. Initially I really liked its quirky look. Then I was encouraged to submit it to a juried art show. I began to look at it with more critical eyes. I had submitted it to a show in the Fall but it didn’t get in and in truth I was kind of put out. Naturally you think – What are they seeing that isn’t just one fine portrait? So here it is in its new version.
One issue I had, was the quality of the background. It reflected light strangely and every time I reworked it, it seemed worse. Maybe next time I won’t leave the background in acrylic. The portrait is in oils.