Where The Boys Are
9" x 12" x .75"
Oil with a palette knife on cradled board
A fun commission for my aunt of her grandkids on a dock near their lake house in Lawrence, Michigan. I just love the poses, especially young Betsy in the front-the only girl amongst a gaggle of boys. Her mother calls this pose "the future pole dancer." What a riot and such fun to paint this one.
I mentioned in the previous post about the orange underpainting that I have been using lately. I used it on this painting, but what was interesting is that I painted the skin tones first and while the colors looked right on my mixing palette, when I applied them to the toned board, it was difficult to judge the color due to the closeness of the tones. Interesting observation and something to keep in mind for future paintings. I meant to take a photo after that first stage and forgot-oh well. Two lessons learned!