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Saturday, July 5, 2008

Contemplating Life

These two women caught my eye at the beach the other day, so I pulled out my 4 x 6 little pad and my small paint set to capture them. Later when they came back to the blanket in front of me, I noticed that the one on the left was pregnant (I couldn't see her tummy from where I was painting her) and found out that they were mother and daughter. I should have called it "Three Generations."

9 comments:

Holly Lombardo said...

boy...you're becoming an expert at this type of portrait! colors and perspective are spot on..and of COURSE I love the beach scene!!

Shez said...

Lovely little painting. You've captured the overall feeling very well here, good proportions with the figures, and nice texture to the sand. Well done!!

Michelle Himes said...

I don't know how you do it on such small paper, but this is terrific! Good job on the figures.

Lin said...

You do people so well, Joan!! I love that bit of shadow on the skin ... the perspective and view -- and the sunny cheerfulness of this captured scene!!! I hope you've had a great w/e!

Joan said...

Holly - Thanks. You never know what you can find at the beach.

Shez - I figure if I practice people on the beach figures will come easier to me. Thank you.

Mickey - Thanks. I like working on the small papers now after doing so many.

Lin - Doing the people at the beach is fun...and good practice. Thanks.

"JeanneG" said...

Really nice. I like the perspective and that they are looking out to the water.

Joan said...

Jeanne - Thanks. It's fun to do beach portraits.

AFI said...

Beautiful painting!!!


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Ai said...

I love your little gem painting. Yes, life is full of surprises. What a wonderful day for them to get to share their days and you get to record it.