4.01.2009

At The Beach

acrylic on masonite
Here is my latest entry to Karin Jurick's Different Strokes From Different Folks blog. It's April 1st, 39 degrees and raining here in Portland, OR so painting this beach scene certainly leaves me longing for sunnier, warmer, weather!

I am wondering what the "dad" is gazing at out over the water.....

I think the biggest questions this painting posed for me were deciding on what blues to use and what brush strokes for the water. Instead of worrying about what was "right" ( like I have so often done in the past, over working the painting and taking all of the fun out of it) I picked the colors, decided on the brush work and finished it and realized that if I didn't like the result, I can do it differently next time!
Much more fun!

13 comments:

Cioara Andrei said...

Foarte interesat subiectul postat de tine, m-am uitat pe blogul tau si imi place ce am vazu am sa mai revin cu siguranta.
O zi buna!

dominique eichi said...

great decisions , it releases the spirit to try again if needed.
But it is perfect already !

Edward Burton said...

Very beautiful painting, Annie! Wonderful colors, brushwork and reflections. Great composition too.

adebanji said...

Great piece!

Jo Ann Elig said...

Wow! Beautiful painting Annie.
I love the brush strokes.

L.Holm said...

It's beautiful Annie! Can't believe you fit the whole scene in, and so expertly. Blues and brushwork are superb.

Sheila said...

Beyoooooo -T-full!!

I've always admired your style young lady.

Vern Schwarz said...

Very strong painting, Annie.

Torrie Smiley said...

I love it!

Torrie

Barb Hillier said...

The reflections on the water are so beautiful!

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Annie, beautiful painting. Love the colors and brushwork. Annie, there is a surprise waiting for you over at my blog. Come and take a look when you can. Joan

Carrie Griesemer said...

I love your brushwork on this, beautiful!

Patrick Gracewood said...

Annie, That's amazing how you made the original photo your own..it feels as if you knew the people in it...and that allows me to feel as if I know and recognize them too.

It's a wonderful tool and so interesting to see on the original site how people used it. I'm wondering what a sculpture version would look like.

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