Monday, February 23, 2009

Buried in sand or cement?

Yesterday I worked on a painting that I started in class Thursday night. My cousin Amy had sent me this cute picture of her kids when they were in Florida and I thought it might be a good palette knife challenge. Amy-if you are checking the blog today, thanks for the reference photo! From left to right, that's Danny, Teddy, Jack, and Betsy.

I took some photos along the way of the progress. Here is where I was after class on Thursday.

I started with the faces because that is usually the most challenging part and yesterday I felt they needed a little refinement. Here they are after a little more work.

And here are a few close up shots of the faces.

Then I started in on the shoes, the shovels, and finally the sand. I wanted to make sure the sand color was different enough from the skin tones but still read as sand, When I stepped away for awhile, I wondered if the color I used made it look like they were buried in cement instead of sand. What do you think?


Anonymous said...

Hi Ann, You have a lot of depth in this work and as for color, it's hard on my laptop monitor to know. But if you're in doubt, maybe warm it up.

Bring it to class. You can glaze it without having to repaint the entire thing. :)

Nice work!

Ann Gorbett said...

Sounds good. I'd like to get some feedback and possibly try the glazing.Thanks Kim.

kerry hawkins art and photo said...

So cute! You have captured childhood at the beach

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