Oooh, such a pretty baby!

© Pam Van Londen 2009,  Portrait of Kenneth Tatum Jr, oil on clayboard,  8x8x1
NFS © Pam Van Londen 2010.  Oil on 8×8 archival clay panelframed in ready-to-hang black laquered wood.

Meet Kenneth, a new baby of my cousin Naomi and her hubby Kenny Sr. It is a great joy to paint a new being.

When the face and its personality finally emerge with the last brushstroke, something special is revealed to the painter. I call it magic because I don’t have a better word for it yet.