Friday, February 18, 2011

"Orphans of Perryville" - 40x60" commissioned painting.

Just finished, this large painting was commissioned by Timothy Drone (portrayed second from right), to place his neighbor orphaned brothers Dalton and Justin (center), in a 1940's church picnic setting in hometown Perryville, MO. The boys were adopted and are being raised by their grandparents Gary and Norma (depicted far left and center respectively), and are cherished by the Drone's and their community. In the painting Mr. Drone looks over blueprints of a home he is building while chatting with stone mason Jim Brown suggesting a size for stone steps. Gary is the owner of a heating and cooling business, while family friends, Kim and Mary (depicted holding the mules in the middle distance and delivering pie to the table), fill out the boys circle of "family".