There's a funny story that goes with this painting. It was the last piece I did for auction before my son Jobey and his family came out for a short stay, the week after Thanksgiving.
I knew I wasn't going to do any work for the rest of weekend so I just let this piece just dry on the easle. I think it was the second morning when we found Micah, their oldest at just about 4 years old, had decided he was going to take a stab at painting like his Poppa. He didn't do too bad actually. Covered a lot of my studio in just 10 minutes, along with this painting here. I would have taken photos of everything but Jobe and Katie were upset and I was trying not to laugh everything off.
Micah definately knows better now to not try to pant without adults around, but I have to admit I felt just as guilty not making sure our house was safe for little ones. We really got lucky in that the one bottle used the most for paint wa a bottle of Cobalt Drier, which is the only product I use that has the old skull and crossbones on the label. It's scary to think that he could have just as easily tasted it instead of spread it. We really got lucky there. I need to quickly repaint areas because the auction finishes i just 4 hours. I'll let the winner decide if it looks close enough to the original to keep it. Click on the image for a closer view.