Andrew (8″ x 10″ oil on Arches Oil Paper)

A portrait of my brother playing the viola. I painted this from photos I took while visiting this past summer. So glad I got to visit family then – no in person family time for Christmas this year. 😦

Anyway, this is an oil sketch on paper but I thought it turned out quite well. I may do a slightly larger one on canvas at some point. He’s a dedicated musician and composer so I am happy to catch something of that combined intensity and ease here.

All the best of the season to everyone and may 2022 be a kinder year for us all.

image (C) 2021 Hilary Farmer