Wednesday, August 20, 2014

"Beach Boy" (oil on linen; 10" x 8") sold


I saw a boy carrying a big yellow bucket filled with water for sandcastle building on Cavendish Beach at Prince Edward Island in Canada.  I took a picture, which turned out so well that I had to paint him!

The transparent underpainting.  Yes, I start a figure painting in the same way as florals and landscapes!

I started laying down some opaque paints.  

Now it's time to work on the figure.


  1. Have you read anything about Frank W. Benson, the American Impressionist who lived both in MA and on an island in ME? His work is A-MAAAAZ-ING. This painting of yours is JUST AS GOOD!!!!!!

    1. Yes, I have seen his work. You just made my day. Thanks, Carol!