And....here it is. This little guy is sleeping soundly now....with his blankey in tow. I love how this painting turned out. I struggled along the way, but the process was rich with opportunities to learn new skills and refine old ones. I truly feel I have achieved a new level of skill with the completion of this painting. The painting was done from a reference photo taken by a cousin of mine. She recently had a beautiful baby boy and I'm gifting this to her for the nursery. The painting measures 8 inches by 8 inches and was painted on a 3/4 inch cradle style gessoboard in acrylics.