In 2014 I had the opportunity to travel to Cuba with an artists to artists cultural exchange group, from LA to Havana. This painting was created from a photo of a group of boys in Old Havana playing under a shady overhang along a side street. I stopped to ask if they would mind posing for a photo. They paused their playing for a moment, slinging arms over each other while I grabbed this shot. The boy looking at the camera seemed a bit uncertain of my intentions, I tried to retain his look of skepticism, while also expressing a feeling of arrested movement and the personality of the boys.
Here is the original photo, you can see I switched it up a bit.
Los Boys is 24″ x 18″ oil on wood. Available in my studio.