The Gorman Girls
Oil with a palette knife on cradled artist board
11" x 17" x .75"
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Thanks to everyone who has already sent me their inspiring family images to paint. This painting was done from a wonderful photo that a friend, Liz, sent me of her two girls. She wrote "I took this photo on a beautiful day in the fields behind Drumlin Farm. The girls were having the time of their lives exploring the path in the field. I will treasure this painting." How great is that?
While it was a great painting challenge for me with respect to foliage, perspective, and space, I had such fun painting it. As I look at it now, I think those pink trees in the background are competing with the girls who should be the focus so I might go back and tone that down a bit.
The deadline is March 1, so there is still time to send what you find. Polo and my joint show is in June, (reception Friday, June 4) so I'm trying to get as many done as I can before then. As a reminder, click here to see the "rules" for submitting your photographs.