Well… you’ve probably heard of the idiom, ‘he/she is no oil painting’ but how lucky am I to actually say, my son is quite literally, an oil painting.
I was contacted by a lovely man, Karl who explained about his work as an aspiring artist and he asked my permission to paint Harley from a photo he had seen on my blog. In the photo, Harley is captured mid-air jumping off a sand dune. It’s a photo that I love and so jumped at the chance to see it as a piece of art work.
A few days later, I was sent the finished piece. I think I actually stopped breathing for a second when I first saw it because the quality and attention to detail exceeded all of my expectations.
Work in progress, on the easel.
The finished piece
This was the photo of reference
The colours are so bright and vivid. I love it. Karl had said that he wanted to focus on Harley rather than the background and I think you’ll agree, he has captured the emotion; the movement of his clothing and the position and flight through the air absolutely brilliantly.
You can take a look at Karl’s gallery, if you click here. He works with a whole range of medium, oils, pastels, acrylics, pencil and charcoal. His pieces are very real. My favourites are ‘Watching the Wave’ and ‘Two Boys on a Beach’.
I really am impressed and humbled that such a raw talent has produced a genuine piece of artwork of my little boy, that just so happens to be a brilliant reminder of one of our favourite family days out, that I can treasure forever.
Thank you, Karl.
When I started writing this post, it never intended to be a review. I just wanted to share how lucky we were that a brilliant artist wanted to paint one of our photos however I can’t think of anything more Tried and Tested than this, that I wholeheartedly endorse. Please do check out Karl’s gallery as his artwork is truly fantastic and very reasonably priced.
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