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Father and Son by jfkpaint Father and Son by jfkpaint
Acrylic on canvas, commission

Stefan and his new born son Louis. One of those tender moments of a father and son.

(I hate painting hair.........)
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mariatavares Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015
Beautifull
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PathOfTheHylian Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
My heart exploded when I saw this o_o
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jfkpaint Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
Wow... that's quite a reaction! Next time your heart explodes... point it at a canvas... might make an interesting piece??
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PathOfTheHylian Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm doing digital art. I would love to try canvas, but there's is no room for me yet to do so. Anyways keep up the good work =)
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sonia-p Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
A very nice moment.
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Sinfuledge Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
This intense! Also done with acrylic?!?! Crazy! Very well done
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jfkpaint Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
Thanks. Little Louis is growing up and talking now. Indeed done with Acrylic. Over the years, I've bought way to many tubes of acrylic paint to switch. Not cost effective.
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Dobroniega Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It is beautiful! Very nice colors and light. Great thing to paint! :)
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jfkpaint Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
Thank you. I just chatted with the "Father" yesterday. The "Son" is now 17 months old and starting to talk. Time moves on and a painting is just a moment in time.
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Dobroniega Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:) It's easy to see how fast time flies by looking at children. But this moment will be kept for years, and it's one of greatest moments of parenthood ;)
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aixado Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
beautiful !!
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SARETTA1 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
i love the sweetness of the moment captured in this painting,preciousl!!:heart::)
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jfkpaint Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
Thank you Sara. The infant is now a toddler, time moves quickly and I know that moment in time will warm the hearts of the parents for many years to come.
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SARETTA1 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
my pleasure and i'm sure they will cherish it...it's a special Artwork with lots of feelings in it :heart::)
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sylvainArtist Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
very tender.
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ArwenArts Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
:clap: Beautiful work, full of emotions, you realised something very good I can feel the love here, thank you for this gift :glomp:
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jfkpaint Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
Thank you so much Myrium. I finally was able to hand deliver the canvas to the proud father in Munich (had to trudge through snow for the final delivery). He had it framed and wrapped it as a Christmas gift for the lovely mother. When I heard it brought tears to her eyes, it made all the efforts worthwhile.
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ArwenArts Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
Of course, the most beautiful gift beeing return on emotions, you perfectly done it :clap:
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chesya Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
A beautiful unity surrounds the one loving gesture.
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jfkpaint Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
I did not want to reply to your wonderful comment... because when I do... it goes away.

Your one sentence is so touching and warms my spirit.

Thank you!
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diantha75 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful :heart:
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jfkpaint Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
It was a special moment, I'm happy I saved it for posterity.

Your piece "Silence" is beautiful. It gave me a calm. Good luck in your search to find your name... Have to be careful though... Give the "Talking Heads" song "Seen and Not Seen"... and you will understand the concern!

All the Best

Jim
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diantha75 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:) Thank you for your comment. I'm glad you like silence.
But I'm sorry, I don't no what you mean about that part of my name? :confused:
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jfkpaint Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
Sorry for being enigmatic... when I went to your home page, below "diantha 75" It said "I want to change my name". I was making a joke about this... and that is what the Talking Head song touches on in a round about way
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diantha75 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohw okay haha,, I'm sorry. Now I understand.':)
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nine9nine9 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I know that feeling -- being a dad -- it is the greatest feeling in the world!
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jfkpaint Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
Thank you Joe.... I normally say "No" to child portrait requests... But the photo I was sent from my friend was just too special... I have been trying to get this painting to the Father (Stefan) in Munich for the past six months.... I have had two unsuccessful attempt so far (very frustrating)... One with the postal services, and one where I tried to take it with me but ended up having my flights cancelled. I try again in two weeks and will hand carry it and try to deliver it on a layover in Munich...
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nine9nine9 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Third time will be the charm my friend; I'm certain of it!
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jfkpaint Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
fingers are crossed... I removed the canvas from the frame just yesterday and rolled it into a tube to handcarry on the plane. Stefan is going to meet me at the airport.. Fingers definitely crossed
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nine9nine9 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
It will all be worth it when he see it in person and shows it to his baby in a few years!
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Redheaded-Belle Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Professional General Artist
Gorgeous, absolutely. Your latest works, especially this one really speak to me on a whole new level. It bought tears to my eyes :heart:
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jfkpaint Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
Thank you Belle, Your words make me feel so good. This truly was a beautiful moment and I enjoyed rendering it in paint. I'm also very happy that the embrace series is touching you. That is the whole point behind doing it. To capture the feeling without actually painting realistic people... concept over pretty painting, feeling over naked bodies...So happy you get it!
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Redheaded-Belle Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Professional General Artist
Indeed it did :hug: I think what helps, in just getting straight to the emotion in your series is the ambiguity of the figures. No specifics. No exact facial features. No exact body parts, but it's enough to speak volumes of what the message is, without details to muddle it. =)

Great stuff dear!! :heart:
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jfkpaint Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
I'm blushing!
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Redheaded-Belle Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
Haha, did not mean to embarrass you. :giggle: :hug:
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jfkpaint Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
Faux humility... no worries
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rubanesqu Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
Beautiful moment no words needed.

Hey, thanks for the fav and comment on Artemis.
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rospberry Featured By Owner May 2, 2010   General Artist
Sorry I'm late to comment, Jim, but had to tell you how beautiful this is. You've captured so much emotion in this portrait.
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jfkpaint Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
Thanks Ros, guess I can't take real credit for the emotion. Stefan (my friend) sent me the photo I painted from and the emotion of his kiss on his newborn son was a moment that touched me, and I wanted to paint. I think if I am to do portraits, it has to be something special like this.
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ChatonRose Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent painting! :clap:
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jfkpaint Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
Thank you Rose, I'm happy you like it!
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philos39 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
very nice. reminds me of the one of uschi and colleen you did for me. I look at it every day and still smile
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jfkpaint Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
Thanks Tom, the painting of Uschi and Colleen was a bit more difficult basically because Uschi's face was full on with her eyes wide open and I didn't have to do that with Stefan and Louis. The challenge of the hair on the baby's head was similar to painting Colleen's hair...
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ErosMyth Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
Lovely work! :nod:
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strainstrain Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
Hi:wave
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I hope you like:dance:
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jfkpaint Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
Thank you Ralf, you have put a smile on my face. It's wonderful to be part of such a collection of beautiful loving moments and talented artists. I'm happy!
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strainstrain Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
I am really happy I made you smile. I loved the picture right away when I saw it. It's the pure essence og love:)
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littleStefan Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
what a wonderful painting... It took me ages to sign up here Jim... But I wanted to thank you this way :-)
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razzigyrl Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh, this is just so wonderful! :love: And the hair you've painted looks really good, random flow and fluffy without being overdone. (I can understand not liking to do it, but you did a beautiful job. :D)

!yoJ
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IRuehl Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
Amazing
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