This year I accepted a commission to paint a place beloved by a lovely lady. Her husband brought me photos of this place, their family at this place and their bicycle, in this place.
Months passed as I sketched, conferred, and designed this piece. It was 30″ x 40″.
So here we go with the ground to build the painting on.
I am enjoying the light in the white oil paint.
The family is appearing on the canvas as they take in a day at the beach.
How to present the cat that is living and a representation of the ones who are not?
The family pets who have passed away are hidden in the clouds. The water takes on more color. The blue walkway and grasses move in as the kitty in the foreground takes shape.
The photos for this painting were taken around 20 plus years ago so this is a compilation of memories and images. The pink bicycle has moved to the other side of the canvas.
This was a wonderful experience. We printed note cards so there would be a way to share the image.
Thank you dear friends for this opportunity.