I never met Duncan, but his charm came through in the photos and videos I watched to prepare for this painting. He was obviously a delightful boy. 

I knew exactly what I wanted the end product to look like right away and it gave me the confidence to experiment with surface texture which I have never really done before.  Painting this portrait was a wonderful experience and I’m happy with the way it turned out.

I’m also very pleased with the rubber bands Eric and I rigged up to transport it in while the face was still wet.