Great Beach Day, 9034, family at the beach



This painting is for the blog, Different Strokes From Different Folks, where host Karin Jurick posts a photo for all artists to interpret as they please. What this little 5x7 painting taught me is that I need better tiny brushes. That's a lot of detail in those 1 inch people!

Once again, I am challenged to paint a photo that is very unlike my normal subjects - no scenes like that here in Colorado. LOL Every painting teaches me something, and I was surprised that I could even paint that small. I was especially interested in the foreground reflections - I think they add life and sparkle to the painting. I also moved the father to the left to help the composition in this 5x7 format.
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17 comments:

Vern Schwarz said...

Very nice Carol, love the thick paint and rich colours.

Spiritartartist said...

NICE JOB CAROL! :-D

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Carol
This is a fab painting.
Theres so much going on here.
Reflections, movement, light and so on. Wonderful.
Regards

Carol Horzempa said...

Your reflections are stunning and I agree it does add sparkle to your painting. Very nice work on such a small painting.

DEB said...

What a great job! I like your painting better than the photo. Love the high contrast you used in your pallette!

L.Holm said...

Beautiful, Carol! I agree with the above--your saturated reflections are stunning. Wonderful painting. Liz

Arti said...

can't believe its so small!It has all the details,Carol.A cool job.:)

Sheila said...

loooooooove it!! I especially love the way you interpreted the reflections. I'm always learning and being inspired when I trip the blog fantastic.

maria said...

Carol,
I also like your interpretation. The nice contrast in values and strong color give it great energy.

dominique eichi said...

Love you rendition Carol. Thanks for the help with the tutorial.

Edward Burton said...

Great job, Carol! Wonderful colors and reflections - beautiful.

Nithya Swaminathan said...

Rich color and great lighting. Love it!

Watercolorist said...

Very unlike your usual subjects but, as usual, a stunning result. You have such a grasp of the use of color. I love your work.
Jean

Dean Grey said...

The part of this painting that I think is the strongest is the colorful, impressionistic reflections directly under the family's feet.

Very lively indeed!

-Dean

James Parker said...

Carol, you did an exceptional job on this one. Great colors, and I like the way you grouped the family together. You deserve a hand, but instead, drop by for a LEMONADE award.

Carol Nelson said...

Thank you, all, for your encouraging and thoughtful comments. I just love these DSFDF challenges and I'm happy to have "met a whole new group of artists.
So many talented artists and interesting/hilarious/informative/knowledgeable/beautiful blogs to follow. It's great to know you!

Carrie Griesemer said...

Really nice. I love how you handled the water and reflections, beautiful!