What fun I had painting this one, following my cardinal rule of art: you’ve got to love your subject matter. How easy when that subject is my kids.
Memory lane? I had a terrific design professor way back when at Notre Dame, Paul Down (http://artdept.nd.edu/faculty-and-staff/faculty-by-area/paul-down/). My son would be so impressed that Prof. Down designed the first Jet Wave. Had I known, maybe I could have thrown one in this painting. I vividly remember Prof. Down critiquing one of my drawings by asking, “Where are the reflections? Really LOOK at what you’re drawing.” I’ve remembered that all these years, and thought of him as my brush threw them in. I also remember Prof. Down teaching us stressed out undergrads how to make realistic looking bloody scars to sport for Halloween, using rubber cement and a few red Design markers :).
This is one of those family keepers, though prints are available here: http://fineartamerica.com/featured/rehoboth-memory-anne-lewis.html