This is one of those references that made me wish I was transported right there. With the gorgeous sun, lapping waters and a stroll all alone with nothing on the mind. Ha! I wish!
It is also my favorite painting of the week, I am quite pleased with how it turned out.
When I did two kid paintings on the beach, all my other beach references came gushing back to me and I will be continuing with them one by one.
I started this painting originally with both the figures seen in full, and a bit of the sky too in the background. I had stopped it at a stage where there was an hour’s work needed. When I looked at it the next day though, I did not like it and felt the figures weren’t interesting enough. Then I sketched them out again in a closer crop and felt it worked a little better. So went ahead and wiped off the painting and started afresh.
I did not take a picture of the initial version of this painting, so that it would have been nice to look at them side by side. Oh well, but I am glad that I went ahead and changed it instead of trying to “fix” it. Let me know how you like it.
This is the same little girl from the previous painting, I loved painting her all over again!
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I have a thing for kids with curly hair. I find them irresistible! And that’s what caught my attention first about this little girl too, that big bush on her head.:)
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The magnolia is one flower that I never painted before. For the amount of florals that I do, it is quite something. I do have some nice references though, and when I look for the next painting, I just skim through them and never bothered to get to them. This time however, I was struggling with another painting, I do not remember which one, and then took out a fresh board and started this little piece on a whim.
It was a great break from the figures that I was painting. Before I realized I had made good progress with it and it kind of painted itself! I splurged at the art store recently and among my purchases were a couple of lovely shades of pink. They were promptly put to use here. Love them pinks!
Let me know what you think.