Thursday, October 20, 2011

October Afternoon on My Favorite Beach

Colorful skies above, ocean waves and sand make for a great Sunday afternoon walk. It was a time to celebrate nature's beauty, think things over and feel gratitude for one's life and loves. A beach is always a good place to visit when you need to be inspired or consoled. I tried to convey the peacefulness of this place on earth.

Monday, October 17, 2011

The Bass Player

I loved painting this from a black and white photo. Distilling the image and creating the colors brings a different kind of joy than what I feel when attempting to paint something exactly as I see it in a photo. It feels more like I "created" something new and that I am recreating myself as well. When life's many ups and downs challenge me, I take refuge in the process of painting. Memories of my daughter playing this bass accompanied me on this artistic journey. I would appreciate your thoughts and comments.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Warm Sunshine for Mother and Child Revised

Revised yesterday's painting. I'm still not content; I may have to work on this some more...

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Warm Sunshine for Mother and Child

This is my second attempt to capture the intimate relationship of my daughter and granddaughter as they rock together in the warm sunshine. I chose to put the rocker outside with the distant marsh for background. It seems friendlier and more colorful than my earlier painting of them.
Upon seeing it on the screen, I realize that I need to "redo" the baby's face and appears too small. Painting infants is very challenging. I will revise and improve this painting and post it again tomorrow. It is a work in progress!