“Reuben as a Child”

Rube as a Child

This was my great-uncle, painted from a faded sepia photograph from the early 1900s. Maybe because photography was so different back then, but kids never seemed to smile when posing in these old photos. As I added color to his world, the winsomeness in his young face was revealed, and yet, there remained something melancholy in his gaze. This paradox guided my brushstrokes, and seemed to bring his childhood (totally unknown to me) alive.

Image size: 8 1/2 x 13 inches

Matted: yes (matted size 14 x 18 inches), in white

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