Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Still working on this one


I've colored in my beach painting.  I'm happy with the water, and am learning more as I go about painting the figures.  After taking this photo, I used a palette knife to scrape the excess paint off of the mom and girls.  I want to paint them over again.  Plus, I forgot to put in the seagulls. 
This is oil on 8 x10 inch hardboard panel. 
A little side note....  the day I was at the beach taking pictures, it was very bright and sunny.  I couldn't see the image on the cameras viewfinder very well, I just pointed in the general direction and clicked the button.  When I got home, and looked through the images, I was surprised to see the little girl in the middle had turned to look at me in this one!  and I thought I had gone unnoticed.. ha!   That's why I chose this particular one to paint.

6 comments:

  1. It progressing beautifully Debbie....love the part you mentioned about thinking you were unnoticed. Makes the painting even more special to you.

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  2. The waves are really beautiful. Love the muted colors in this painting. The mom and girls look great against the blue and gray. And I love the little girl looking at the camera. I thought the figures looked great as is, so I was surprised to read that you scraped them off. Can't wait to see it finished.

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  3. Debbie, I was struck when this picture came up in google reader by the believable form of the figures legs. I think this is great!

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  4. looking fabulous...cant wait to see the finished piece. thanks for sharing the progress Debbie.

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  5. I love it !! Bravo Debbie !! ;-)

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