D Niece. D Nephew. Watercolor on Yupo, 7x10 inches

This little painting is painted from photos I took of my nephew and niece, probably 3 years ago now. I stole, (err. . . borrowed) BMW's red wagon (BMW- the other nephews, Ben, Mitchell, and Will) and hauled it to a family reunion.

Amongst, the "It's hot", "I'm hungry", "It's heavy", "Are we done yet?", I got a few photos.

This painting looks very washed out on my monitor. But I combined two photos as I couldn't get a perfect one. I wish I could get more detail in Retta's face. It's mostly in shadow, and she has no neck, it's just impossible to capture detail without it sliding all over the place. It would be easier if it was a larger painting. Click on the images and they should enlarge. You can see what I am talking about- the detail in her face.


V. Bridges Hoyt said...

Andy, this is precious ... and will make a wonderful heirloom painting. You should do more of these figurative works! Vernita

creativesundries said...

Wow, it is beautiful!

Love your work.

Vets rule. :-)


Liz said...

so talented, theres alot of movement in your painting, fab! x

jodie nicholson said...

I always wonder about detail when I'm drawing stick figures.....

But in all seriousness, it's a really lovely painting and it's kind of cool that there's not a lot of detail in the face. It's implied so it doesn't need to be obvious.

sherry said...

this is my favorite painting,Andy. You've just captured the sweetness of the kids.


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