Ian Rizzotto (as a boy!)

Ian Rizzotto (as a boy!)

Thinking I was being asked to paint another pet I agreed to take this commission on. It was only when the lady arrived to see me that I realised it was a portrait of her husband she wanted me to do! As it was to be a surprise gift for Ian's 60th, the only pictures of him that she could get her hands on was a photo taken at an event where he was laughing out loud – or a small black & white image of him as a boy. She was happy to let me paint him in colour - retro style!

Reportedly, Ian was well and truely surprised and chuffed with his wife's gift!

Painted in soft pastels and pastel pencils on Pastelmat paper.
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Christina Bennett

Ian Rizzotto (as a boy!)

Ian Rizzotto (as a boy!)
Thinking I was being asked to paint another pet I agreed to take this commission on. It was only when the lady arrived to see me that I realised it was a portrait of her husband she wanted me to do! As it was to be a surprise gift for Ian's 60th, the only pictures of him that she could get her hands on was a photo taken at an event where he was laughing out loud – or a small black & white image of him as a boy. She was happy to let me paint him in colour - retro style!

Reportedly, Ian was well and truely surprised and chuffed with his wife's gift!

Painted in soft pastels and pastel pencils on Pastelmat paper.
NFS
Ref:
Date:
Location:
Artist:
Christina Bennett