"Trio", 4.75 x 8 inches, oil on linen on panel
Early on in my career I frequently painted my children. People would ask me, "Doesn't it bother you to sell paintings of your children?" and I would tell them that it didn't. Well, I have a confession to make. Now that my children are grown, there are so many paintings of them that I would give anything to see again. I must have been an extremely ruthless artist way back when.
This was painted from a photo of my kids that's been knocking around my studio for years. Twenty to be exact. I've always wanted to paint it and now I have.
I remember this beautiful summer day with such clarity and such fondness. While painting, I was absolutely taken back to those wonderful years of my life.
... in the off chance you might be thinking that I'm still as ruthless as ever, let me just say that this painting could very well be the study for a larger piece. It's right off the easel, partly wet and partly dry. I'll take a proper photo of it once it's varnished.
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