Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Oil on canvas, 20" x 24"
Not for sale
I did this painting a couple of years ago of our son, Jared. Today is his 30th birthday (how can that be?) so it seemed appropriate to post this painting.
When I painted this, Jared was webmaster and graphic designer for a travel company in La Jolla, California. He did much of his work at home on a laptop, and many late nights one could walk in and find him intently staring at the screen, his trusty French press coffemaker beside him; scrawled notes, Pepsi cans and calculators scattered across the table.
Jared's ability to focus is amazing--he becomes completely absorbed. I set up a tripod and took several photos from about six feet away to use as reference for this painting. Later, when he saw the completed work, he was puzzled at how I had done it, since he hadn't even noticed I was there.
I'm fortunate and proud that you are my son and my friend, Jared. Happy Birthday!!