Sunday, June 10, 2012

# 74 Andre - One Hundred Alla Prima Portraits of American Teenagers


(Advice for other teens)  "The people you hang out with now and the decisions you make will affect you for the rest of your life."  (My hope for the future is) "To get a degree in communications and be a sports broadcaster on ESPN."

I loved painting this portrait, Andre was a wonderful model.  Its amazing how well these kids can sit, its not easy, and he was like a rock. He is another student affiliated with Urban Promise.  It was nice to get to talk to him, he just graduated from high school and couldn't say enough good things about his school, Camden Catholic High School, in Pennsauken, NJ. Some kids just can't wait to get out of their school, but I can tell that he is going to miss his high school community when he is in college next year.  He said there was a large group of kids at his school from China, who went to school all day and then worked another 4 hours in the evenings. Wow. The future is coming.


  1. I am really enjoying this series. Beautiful skin tones and the green background seems to highlight them. Another amazing portrait!

  2. Wonderful post and a beautiful painting..perfect skin tones, as always.

  3. Thank you both for all of your comments!