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 I took of a group of boys in Old Havana playing ball with a dog under a shady overhang along a side street. I stopped to ask if they would mind posing for a photo. They paused their play for a moment, slinging arms over each other while I grabbed this shot. The boy looking at the camera seemed a bit skeptical of my intentions, I tried to retain his expression while also capturing a sense of their momentarily arrested activity.
Los Boys is 18″ x 24″ oil on wood. Available in my studio.