Beach Family- Watercolor on Yupo

This painting is from this bi-weekly challenge at Karin Jurick's Different Strokes Blog.

Here's the reference photo.

So I got to thinking about making it a vertical format, rather than horizontal, which means someone has to move. Then I realize I could position Dad Dude behind the boogie board, and that would be 1 less limb to have to paint.

It's Watercolor on Yupo board, 5 x 7 inches. It's impressionistic, since it's just shapes and dabs of color and value. And when you stand back, (No not THAT far back), it reads more dimensional. These seem to glow with more luminosity when scanned than they do in real life. In real life, the colors are a bit darker, a little richer.

Here's what a photo of the painting looks like after it's been varnished.

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Anonymous said...

Really fantastic. I wish I had the talent that you have. Then again, if I did would I appreciate your paintings so much?

Beautiful. I'm going to send your blog link to my mom, she's a watercolorist strictly as a hobby, but I love her work and I think she would love yours.

The Modern Mama said...

Very cool. I'm going to have to pay more attention to what I wear to the beach...someone may paint me!

simoart said...

Beautiful work, you maybe want it to go to the beach. I love your work.

dominique eichi said...

what a niece watercolor and great piece for this challenge.

Gary Keimig said...

I like how you handled this. Very loose and painterly. good interpretation


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