This is a painting of my husband at four years old. He was walking in his village in Lebanon, wearing his favorite "Bonanza" hat and proudly carrying a pigeon he'd found. A man happened by with a camera and Elie asked him to take his picture.
Over 25 years later, his favorite photo resurfaced and I finally got a glimpse of him as a child.
When I discovered how much I loved painting and wanted nothing more than to paint, Elie challenged me to paint his portrait from this old, yellowed and cracked photo. I'd never painted a portrait before, but was excited to try.
He has been my biggest supporter ever since!

Shortly after completing this painting,
I started taking classes in oil painting.

"Elie at Age 4"
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