|9 x 12 Oils On Canvas|
I loved painting this one. It is saturated with color....which I love. And, it looks like my sons when they were toddlers. Although they had more curls at this age, I remember both of them "squatting" on the beach just like this little boy. They were usually trying to catch a little sand crab or picking up a shell rather than a sand dollar.
My inspiration for this painting was Corinne Hartley and how she captures the essence of children at the seashore.
The painting I am working on currently is exactly the opposite of this one. It is a still life of inanimate objects in fairly neutral colors. So the dominant element will be contrast rather than color. And I am painting from "real life" rather than a photo. Wish me luck. We'll see how it goes.