Oil on canvas, 20" x 20"
Stephen is the elder son of my son-in-law, Dave Onions. That makes him my grandson-in-law. Stephen lives in Chatham, Kent.
See portrait 008 Onions Poker. In that the right-hand figure is Gary Onions, Dave’s younger son. When I held a raffle with the prize of a portrait (see portrait 013 Glyn Rees), Dave bought several tickets. I asked who he would want to be painted, and his reply was “Stephen”.
With Dave’s birthday on the horizon, and a commission in prospect but not yet agreed, I decided to paint Stephen in secret as a birthday present. I tried to paint two at the same time – the other so that Dave would not suspect what I was up to. However, I found that difficult, to swap from one to the other, so I told him that I was taking a rest until the commission arrived.