10×8 oil on board
“Cody” was done from a photo. I was taken by his glare, and knew that I would have to do something good with the eyes. The skin tones were also challenging, as I was trying to paint a young, Latino boy from a photo that may have distorted the skin tones. I believe that stories are told through the eyes, so maybe it’s up to the viewer to decide or interpret the story behind the eyes.