When I started this it was going to be quick, just something inspired by Valentine's day and the fact I love doing pictures of Eros/Cupid! But it of course took longer than I expected...and it also became more personal. The face ( a variation on the photo reference I used) was suddenly very familiar! I know him and love him and always will, while not a perfect likeness, it is the face of my first love, Terry! The body is more buff than his was, but it is still him! This was not planned but in the past people would ask "who is that guy you are always drawing/painting?" And I would say, "I don't know" cause I was not consciously doing it...but then they would see a picture of Terry and say "AH! That's the guy!" I knew he reset my ideal of beauty when I met him and I know he is in my heart forever but I was not aware that I was paining him by default!
Later, after my son came along, people would say "Who is that boy you are always drawing/painting?" and I would say "I don't know!" Then they would see my son and say "AH! It's him." And once they said it I could see Joe had indeed crept into most of the non particular pictures of children I did!
Anyway, finaly here is (bad title) Eros 2013, 10 x 16, Acrylic and ProWhite on Canson board. Original and prints for sale. Picture 3.