Sunday, January 23, 2011

Moody Beach

I am trying to do more figures, and children present more of a challenge since their proportions are so different than adults. This is from a photo taken by my father of me as a child at Moody Beach in Maine. The photo is black and white, so I had to imagine the colors.

 8x10" Oil on gessoboard
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6 comments:

Ruth Andre said...

What a great little painting. It is so nice that you could bring back a but of your childhood memories with a painting. Darling.

AutumnLeaves said...

Had to laugh because my first thought was that I've been called a moody beach before. LOLOL Anyway, I think this is gorgeous, Catherine! I remember wearing what we here called "sunsuits" and they were just as you've painted. I haven't seen those in years (they didn't have them when my own daughters were little). And look at your gorgeous hair!

GoLightly said...

CopperTone baby!

Absolutely beautiful, Cathy!

Kathy Cousart said...

Beautiful- you captured a wonderful feeling in this. I love the skin tones and the colors are gorgeous!

Carol DeMumbrum said...

Catherine, what a beautiful painting! You did such a great job with the colors and you look adorable. I love the doggie in the post above also!!

Linda Popple said...

I'm impressed that you were able to add colors from a black and white photo and do it so beautifully!! This is a fantastic painting!