Re: in his arms
Right on the mark.
Here is the good of it: this work has artistic power and will inevitably end up more venerated than most paintings being made today. The bad of it: there is no gimmick. Youll just have to endure a long timeframe to bring about a slow build to eventual recognition.
Not sure of the dimensions but Im guessing from the brushstrokes its between 9x12 and 16x20. Matters not.
Let the striated lines guide the overall design and color balance. The distinction between the side profile of the father figure and the front profile of the 3 other faces, including the stuffed animal and animal on the magazine cover, takes on a monumental quality when viewed against the painterly but more or less simplified background. He is too distracted to notice the viewer.
This is a good semi-abstract forceful style. Definitely make many more in it if you feel the impulse.
(1) When I like a work and comment on it, I am not doing so to receive feedback on my own work in return. I am just doing it because I like it. (2) Am not that 'serious' person who gets offended when people go off topic on a thread I started. So, say whatever you want! Paul H. Roe here.