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At the Museum of Russian Art in Minneapolis there is an amazing painting called "A Guy from the Urals" by Vasilii Andreyevich Neyasov. The painting is of a steelworker, the builder of Communism who lived to serve his motherland. I liked this painting so much, I wanted to have my own. For my painting I used my son as a model, standing in a similar pose. 

 

My painting is untitled, although I could just as well say it is my son. The painting is a mix of acrylics with sand and pumice, on a gallery canvas with all four edges painted.