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never been tempted to do people though I have done the occasional human in the etched glass though I never like they way they come out. now, this job, I have 5 people I have to render.
By: Ellen Abbott on July 15, 2016
I've always had trouble trying to draw people, probably related to my inability to recognize people in real life. I deeply admire the ability to capture a likeness on canvas.
By: Botanist on July 15, 2016
I like the unfinished look. You've captured a moment in time better than any camera could.
By: Alex J. Cavanaugh on July 15, 2016
I like the second one with it unstructured and quick style. I can see the love.
By: Tabor on July 15, 2016
I love the family painting of Mrs C and CJ- so quick and fresh! My kids used to run away when I got out the camera!
By: Kathe W. on July 15, 2016
You captured that moment so much better than a camera would have. Funny about CJ running. I guess painting makes a child sit longer than they are accustomed. I use to hate even the quickness of a camera.
By: Arkansas Patti on July 15, 2016
Little CJ looks like a mini version of you in this painting. I like the unfinished look too. Mrs Chatterbox looks more interested in the book than your son did. :D
By: LL Cool Joe on July 15, 2016
Amateur artists seldom get hands the right size!!
By: fishducky on July 15, 2016
What a darling boy he was! If i could paint, i wouldn't be able to help wanting to paint him often, either.
By: messymimi on July 15, 2016
I agree, the "unfinished" painting has an interesting quality I wouldn't touch.
By: cranky on July 15, 2016
I love that second one. Such a tender piece.
By: The Bug on July 15, 2016
Seems to me painting human portraits is sort of the artist's Gold Standard. True? I can't fathom the talent you and others must have in order to do that. :)
By: scott park on July 15, 2016
I like the first portrait, love the second one of Mrs. C and your son. But something else in your post just made me realize something. Your reaction to other people's painting as a child made me think that maybe professions like accountants and salespeople and truck drivers and such are made, but artists are BORN.
By: Pixel Peeper on July 15, 2016
Baby CJ and Mrs. C! My cold, cold heart began defrosting at the sight.
By: Val on July 15, 2016
I like both portraits you did but especially your wife and son. Your wife is reading and in another happy world. Your son looks like he could be up to some mischief.
By: red Kline on July 15, 2016
These posts featuring your art or your explanation of a piece are wonderful. I admire your skill and talent and like your work.
By: Tom Cochrun on July 15, 2016
I actually like the "unfinished" one of Mrs. C and CJ. I like the whimsical style. I especially love the way you caught the light on CJ. Lovely!
By: Lexa Cain on July 16, 2016
And again I'll say it: You are gifted! I LOVE the protrait of CJ and the saintly Mrs. C.
By: Mitchell is Moving on July 16, 2016
The second piece is finished.
By: Daniel LaFrance on July 16, 2016
These are very good- I really like the one of Mrs. C and CJ on the bed, relaxing. He does look like you.
By: Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines on July 16, 2016
You are a gifted artist Stephen. It takes a good eye and a different way of looking at things to paint.
By: Rick Watson on July 17, 2016
I actually like the one with CJ better. It seems softer and, though unfinished, more realistic.
By: Al Penwasser on July 17, 2016
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