Commission, 16x20 inches, oil on canvas.
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This is a gift from Bryant to his brother for graduation. The painting depicts their dad, an incredible man who was lucky to have such a loving family.
I learned a lot painting this, had some fun, was liberal with my changes while keeping the subject matter the same. When I was painting, I realized the "No hands" trick on a bike could very well symbolize this man's rise from humble background to raising a family and becoming a successful attorney. I chose a completely different, warmer color palette and an earlier time of year setting. No reference used for the background.
Crits are fine, but the commission is drying and will be shipped soon, so changes are not possible. I know there are errors, but overall I'm happy with it. The photo is the best I could do; the painting seems to have more colors when I look at it in person.