The newest addition to our family, my nephew Kyran. I found a board (with some odd wooden inlaid flowers on the one side) in my mothers garage while on holiday and primed the back (though not enough, i’m impatient). I usually don’t do a pencil drawing before painting so this was something different for me and accounts for the illustrative look. It was strange to paint on porous wood, the oil dries fast and to a more matte finish than usual. It was quite hard to get the little dudes skin colour right, what with the pinks, whites, blues and transparencies of the newborn. I went waaaay too pink and then overcompensated and made him much more tan than he really is – anyway, he’s cute, and i enjoyed painting this.