Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Summer Tans, 1950 is a Ribbon Winner!

Update: I learned this past weekend that my painting won an honorable mention ribbon at the FAA show. How exciting!

Summer Tans, 1950
Oil with a palette knife on cradled artist board
18" x 18" x 1.5"

I was able to complete this painting while working on The Artist's Studio and Gallery at Patriot Place this past weekend. It felt really good to get back to painting people again. I love this size. You can really get in there with the knife and sculpt away at the faces. I have entered this painting into the fall members' show of the Foxboro Art Association which starts this weekend.

And as I often like to do, here is a photo partially completed after the first day.As you can see I used the red/orange acrylic underpainting again and taped the edges so I could add the photo border and date later.

I need to go hunt down some more photos like this to paint. If anyone has any old photos that they would be willing to let me paint, send my way. I am particularly interested in photos taken in the summer from the 50s, 60s, and 70s.


Autumn Leaves said...

This is gorgeous (and I am envying that young woman on the left figure). I love when you paint from old photos, Ann. They are my favorites of all your work...well that and when you do a master's piece.

I am sure I have photos that fall into your wish list. I'll try to look for some over the weekend!

Roberta Warshaw said...

It turned out beautifully! I always find it so hard to paint from a photograph but you have inspired me to try it. You do it so well!

kerry hawkins art and photo said...

So classic. I love it

Kim Morin Weineck said...

It is classic - and beautiful! Swanky family!
Thanks for showing the in-process shot, too. It's great to see the painting develop. Love the unfinished part of your mom particularly.

Kim Vanlandingham said...

Ok, LOVE This! I'm sure it will do well in the show!

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