‘Cody’
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.