30 x 30
Oil on Linen
I wanted a painting for my mantle when we move into our new home and I wanted it to be of my grandchildren. Since I only get to see them a couple of times a year I had to rely on a photo reference. This is one of them sitting on the couch relaxing. I am sure Riley...the younger grandson, wanted the TV turned on which is why he is holding the remote control. Jayden is content to suck his thumb and snuggle with his well-loved blanket. the quilt on the side of the couch represents one of the quilts I made that my son and his wife now enjoy. I loved that Jayden had striped pajamas on...how fun to paint!
I have worked on this piece of and on for months and it is one of those pieces that I could work on forever. I can always find ways to improve it...but I finally had to let it go and call it finished. I am sure I will paint another for my mantle...and another...and another...