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.


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

  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.

  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!

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

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


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