14 x 20" Watercolor
Thursday, April 11, 2013
The summer is coming up pretty fast. Daylight savings time has already changed, and the days are getting way longer. I have already taken my kids to the beach quite a few days, and the weather has been great. The water is still chilly, but that only slows them down a little at first. The end of the school year is in sight, and things starting to feel fun. So, in celebration of the upcomming summer, I got one of my favorite images out. I have had this shot of my son and his friend at the beach for a few years, and I've tried painting it a few times already. I tried it again in a 12 x 16" format, but again, it didn't work. But, I was determined to do it right. So I started again. This one is a little bigger - 14 x 20". And I like the way it turned out this time. What a relief. I have learned so much by doing this painting 5 times. Maybe I'll get it out again in a few years, and see if I have gotten any better as a painter. Then again, maybe 5 times is enough. Its not a perfect painting, but it is really good.