My first portrait of a child... The most characterful Sebastian 'Boris' Smith. Amazingly gown-up looking for a 14-months year old.
I admit that I put an inordinate amount of consideration into the composition of the painting, and the portrait itself was painted over 8-days in intervals. My deliberateness, was mainly due to it being a new type of subject matter and how to effectively treat it, but I am pleased with the results.
The background proved to be the most difficult colour to get right. As originally I painted the room background with a grey, but that drained out the colour in his face, so the pale burgundy colour worked well in the end.
After presenting the painting to his father, I found out that the pink cardigan that Sebastian is wearing was knitted by his granny and has been handed down from father to son.