Description Owen has a fabulous nickname: The Juice (his initials are O.J.), and he is one of those ruddy blond children with dimples on every joint. His face was one of the most difficult Ive ever painted. I have always maintained that blonds have the toughest coloring to paint, and children are the toughest age to paint. So blond children are exhausting, but they can be terrifically cute. Children are difficult to paint with watercolor because they have no wrinkles, and keeping that smoothness in check means that a childs face can take me three times longer than it takes to paint as a similarly-sized adults face. The more I painted, the more the picture reminded me of a standard Madonna Enthroned Renaissance fresco. Front and center: an enrobed, angelic character surrounded by ultramarine blue. In the background: the deer and bass become a couple of saints and maybe a donor. And Spider-Man is the Holy Spirit, obviously. The truly strange barbershop (in Macomb, IL), which Owens mother Lars described as being straight out of a David Lynch movie, gives the scene the necessary otherworldly atmosphere.