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2013 - 4 071RszdI 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.

I’ve included the image I 2012 - 8 my art JackPhs8Rszdhave, done in the Fall, before the changes.