Whenever someone asks me to help them learn to paint, I have a couple of go-to images that make great first paintings. Because I usually paint along with a first-time painter, I've put this little guy on the canvas six times now. I love him every time. As soon as I put that tiny white shine in his eye, he greets me and I welcome him back to the studio.
Those painted by my friends, co-workers, niece, great-nieces, and daughter-in-law are priceless.
Original Oil Painting on 6"x 8" Wrapped Canvas