Tuesday, August 7, 2007

"Mother Duck"

detail


8 x 8"

oil on masonite

sold

The simplest moments can be the best paintings. Aside from the charming procession of the girls following their mother, the colors of the sky, the ocean and the sand seem to marry so well with the figures and what they're wearing and hauling. I tried this scene on a 6 x 6" format and failed - so I painted this on a little larger of a board and it worked perfectly. Another ode to summertime.

6 comments:

Shirley said...

Love your latest. The simplicity, the colors, the harmony... are all just great.

Bob said...

"Wait for me. Have you got the oil?
Lets sit here!
Can't you hear them?
"Can I have an ice-cream please auntie Karin?"

Regula Scheifele said...

Wonderful piece - just love the composition, the colours.... everything!
I admit I like Vettriano's paintings a lot and here I get the same feeling of longing to be there, in the painting, part of the group.

Sue Gansle said...

Just love this painting. It has everything. Fun at the beach! Color harmony, composition and action!

Sue - Artist in Texas. Newbie to blogging. :>)

Helen Read said...

This just made me feel like I was walking on that sand! So nicely done!

Jo Castillo said...

My good feeling smile for the day. Lovely,
Thanks,
Jo