Sunday, September 1, 2013


Here is a portrait of my good friend Ken as he looks on one of those milestone birthdays.  He is a much more jovial person than he appears here, but it is one of those smelly birthdays that nobody looks forward to.   He can now visit the zoo very reasonably...same ticket price as the pre-schoolers.   Happy Birthday son...hope you enjoy the painting.

oil on board 11 1/2" x 9 1/2"  NFS


  1. Great job on this, Vern. I can tell you really were feeling the terrain and you handled the volumes very sensitively. Beautiful tones as always. Ken will surely love it!

    1. Thanks Camille,
      This one went down pretty quick with not very much redrawing etc. I always find that paintings turn out better when I don't have to fiddle too much.

  2. Very well done, those eyes are captivating!

  3. What a nice study. I like the observations about the price of admission to the zoo. Luckily, there are a few positives about getting old!

  4. Thank you very much Sharon and Diana.

  5. Great painting, Vern! It shows that you knew this subject very well.