Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Baby Al

Baby Al, born yesterday, probably has a real name by now.  I did the bottom drawing earlier today in preparation for a painting, but then realized that the image doesn't give any idea that the newborn is only about three feet high.  So I did the 11x14 oil painting above, where the baby is surrounded by adults.  If you go to the Facebook page for the Sweet Brook Farm in Williamstown, MA, you can see a short video of the birth.  Pretty amazing.


Donna T said...

You've been busy as usual, Bob, and it's all good work! The street scenes are my favorites - they are so vivid and border on abstraction. Masses and colors seem to arrange themselves so effortlessly for you! Thanks for sharing the de Kooning book too - it's all very interesting.

Bob Lafond said...

Donna, Thank you. The street scenes are my favorites too. I have always loved de Kooning, maybe because he would do something I would never want to do. He painted 50 versions of the famous Woman I, but all on the same canvas!