"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!”
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: