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Artist at times have a choice between telling the honest to goodness truth or in-creditable lies. This painting (wp) is the truth as I experienced it.


Written by Bob Martin

March 1, 2007 at 1:36 am

Posted in Art, Artist, Artists, Painting

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  1. Bob – is this a portrait of your son and grandson? it has a nice intimate feel. I like the way the greens in the composition arc around the blue shape of the father.


    March 1, 2007 at 3:35 am

  2. Suburbanlife – These folks don’t exist, (I made them up) but it is scene that is real but very seldom depicted.

    Bob Martin

    March 1, 2007 at 5:16 am

  3. Bob – thanks for the clarification – yes, fathers and sons (or children) are seldom shown in a together context, the more usual and sentimental mother and child images are well known. This is refreshing, and needed!


    March 1, 2007 at 8:38 am

  4. Gorgeous.

    Cybel Martin

    March 1, 2007 at 2:40 pm

  5. I like it, and it’s interesting to know it’s a work in progress. I’ve been trying to work alla prima in oils and looking at these I can see the advantages to working over time in layers. When I was first pregnant many years ago I used to burst into tears every time I saw a father with a child–it just seemed so poignant to me.

    Jana Bouc

    March 4, 2007 at 5:19 pm

  6. P.S. Those Snap previews are kind of annoying and don’t really help much when they’re just referring to the image on WP. I turned mine off when a reader complained. They actually interfere with looking at the image. (feel free to delete this message)

    Jana Bouc

    March 4, 2007 at 5:20 pm

  7. Jana, isn’t it odd that we (all of us) are so unaccustomed to seeing men with children that it sometimes moves us to tears.

    Over the years I’ve not paid much attention to methods of painting or the tools I use. I figure if I can really get into what I’m painting mentally, and keep searching for my personal statement, I just may have one of those happy accidents.

    Thanks for the feedback on snap previews-I’ve testing it out on a couple of my sites. If you click on the image, I think the image opens in a new tab. The feedback is very helpful.

    Bob Martin

    March 5, 2007 at 3:43 am

  8. Bob,

    Great work, I really like this piece. A father holding his son as they pose for a picture or painting perhaps. Very nice vivrant color ( a feature of your work that I think I have pointed out to you before), and your attention to details is right on key. Give yourself a pat on the back for this one, it turned out perfect! Thank you for sharing, and take care.


    Shawn Nacona


    March 5, 2007 at 8:02 pm

  9. Great Blog, wonderfully colorful and super job of putting in the banner, I like it!

    BTW Love the paintings too.
    Shanti Marie

    shanti marie

    March 16, 2007 at 7:24 pm

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