Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Mac on the Beach

Art class was canceled last night due to bad weather, so I just took it easy instead. But I hate to miss an chance to create something, and going to class makes me get out and do it! But no meetings tonight, so I decided I could paint something right here at home.

Since it's cold and snowy out I decided to paint something warm and inviting. This is from a reference photo of my cousin Amanda's little boy Mac at the beach. Either Amanda or her husband Tom, who is a professional photographer, took the initial photo, so if there is any merit at all in the composition I owe it to them, and not to me at all.

But I loved the photo and when I saw it I asked Amanda if I could have a copy. I knew I wanted to paint it some day. And now, 2 1/2 years later, I'm finally doing it!

1 comment:

Kathie Brown said...

Good for you. You captured the light and shadow very well. I'm contemplating painting a mural on my hall wall! We'll see if I can stop blogging long enough to make it happen!