Monday, July 31, 2006

painting people

"The Lookout"

oil study on Masonite

I could not load my daily painting practice from Friday of fresh garden tomatoes. (I'll try again tomorrow) So it must be fate that I post this painting of people at the beach. It is another day of 100 degree heat here in Omaha, looking at this painting may help keep things cool.

Actually, this is a study for a larger painting. I love the little guy in the red shirt and wet pants. It looks like he is standing guard while Mom gives the other little guy a dip. I also like the way he held his pinky finger out.

This was from a trip to Nova Scotia, my idea of heaven on earth. It is one of the most beautiful and friendliest places to be and a great place to paint. I can't wait to go back.

I tried a different technique with this one. I did the underpainting with acrylic utlramarine blue. Then completed the painting with oils. The acrylics dry very fast and give an interesting surface to paint on.

1 comment:

Kay Crain said...

Love this painting...I am a Beach person.
Saw your post on my friend Karin's blog page so 'googled' you. Love your work and look forward to seeing more!
Kay Crain