Depending on the light, this is how the finish of Grampy and Kaiden looks:
I'm very happy with it. It was a pleasure to work on such a sweet image.
I started this next painting today- 24"x36" oil on stretched canvas- of a dignified fellow with the fun name of "Pee Wee" who's been gone 30 years. The photos I've been given of him are all faded and, well, bad. But this pose is good, and until I know what they might want me to do with the background, I've given him a horizon line and some kind of sky. I've roughed in his suit and face and really kind of like his face the way it is. Monday I'll look at the other photos more carefully and see if I can infuse some more information into his face.