Oil on Canvas
20” x 16” December 2014
It was time that I painted my son Owen again. See portrait 006 Owen Pinch and Family. That was painted 5 years ago! Owen hasn’t changed much since then. He is still in the same super job, web-designer for Arsenal Football Club. I have painted his wife Vicki (046 Victoria Pinch) and his children Lila and Bella (031 Lila (5) and Bella (3)). Lila is now 8 and Bella is 6, so I should now think about painting them individually.
I decided to paint him in an old-fashioned Arsenal shirt, so that the portrait was reminiscent of an old Football player cigarette card.
I think that I did well painting the unshaven look. I remember having difficulty painting Owen’s neck in the previous portrait, and the same occurred this time.
The portrait was a Christmas present to Owen.