Sunday, March 14, 2010

Third palette knife value study

Franny and Boggie
Oil with a palette knife on cradled artist board
8" x 8" x 1.5"
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Cindy lent me this great photo of her parents to paint. I just loved their poses as well as the classic car. This time I decided to leave the white border and add the date that matched the photograph. These black and white value studies have been a great learning experience. I will probably do some more, but for now, I think I'll go back to color for awhile.

Here is what Cindy wrote about her memory of this photo:

"At the time the picture was taken, my parents would have been 40 years old.  Elderly, in the eyes of a child!  The reference for this painting was taken along the road to Bristol, New Hampshire, before any highways were built.  With 6 people in the car, it was a long trip. My mother always packed a lunch and we stopped somewhere “scenic” to eat.   What I remember most about these trips is my question to my father:  “how much longer, daddy?” and his reply, “over the next hill!”  

4 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

Just absolutely gorgeous, Ann! These are so cool! I bet you can have a whole show of these little gems.

martinealison said...

pose affectueuse...

Anonymous said...

You did justice to Franny and Boggie! Thank you.

Ann Gorbett said...

Thanks Cindy-I renamed the painting after them now.I couldn't find where I wrote down your parents' names!

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