09 October 2016

Stojan at Greenwood & Dundas

22" x 15", watercolour, 2016

My very first post for this blog was a portrait of my dad I painted in 2000 and, exactly four years later, I uploaded an improved scan of that painting for my 300th post. This is now my 700th blog post but it's not any anniversary of this blog...but today is my 45th birthday.

This is another portrait of my dad, painted from a photo taken about 45 years ago as he lights up a cigarette in front of our first house on Dundas, right across the street from Greenwood Park in Toronto. The photo captures a nice candid moment and I've wanted to paint this for a long time, but I'm not sure I successfully captured the coolness of the moment (or the coolness of that jacket!).

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