Happy Birthday to my brother and my grandpa! This painting was a gift for my brother's birthday, which he shared with my late grandpa.
I pretty much just focused on reproducing the photo with some more painterly aspects. Ideally I would love to do a painting like this a bit larger and and bit looser. I kept this one pretty tight due to time restraints. In a painting where I do paint the background, I do like ones like this, there are some recognizable elements, but they can be abstracted and a bit fuzzy.
It was also a bit difficult to paint this one due to it's only been a little over a year since my amazing grandpa passed. This photo was taken before I existed, but it shows what a caring, great person he was. Also he was always so tan!
Anyway, Happy Birthday to them both!