162: Boy with Accordion Jan 2018


I painted this boy from a photograph by Vanessa Hill, a professional photographer in San Antonio. http://vhillphotography.com. With it she won the annual poster contest for the 2010 Tejano Conjunto Festival sponsored by the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center. She used the photo again as the back of her business card. I'm always on the lookout for images that tell a story. I pitched her card into my paint supply box, circa 2012. The card surfaced again, lo these many years later.

This is strictly Burnt Umber and Zinc White, water mixable oil on hardboard.