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I love to do commission works of loved ones, and this is a good example. Because the children looked to me like a Renaissance angels, I wanted to make the work a classic painting from that period. I used Leonardo da Vinci's technique's for creating flesh tones to give the faces depth and aliveness. I call the painting "First Kiss" because it reminded me of my first kiss in kindergarten. I will never forget the intensity of the experience of having received a kiss from someone other than a relative. To present that feeling of intensity I added clouds at sunset.

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Sandra S. Corona 24 Mar 2013

Very appealing! Keep up the great work!

Marika Seprenyi (Antal) 13 Jul 2012

first kiss is always special.. congrats!

Maria Anna Machado 31 Mar 2011

very beautiful...

marie-claire gallet 31 Mar 2011

Stunning piece of art Michael !! Love the expression of the kids !!

Olga van Dijk 31 Mar 2011

a gorgeous piece of art... MY POD! Thanks for the accompanying text you added to your awesome oil painting! More artists should have such a presentation! --Love and Light, Olga