Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Hey Friends, This is the piece I started last week. Maybe I should have taken a before shot, but it wasn't very pretty. I was trying to make it look like a lake. But the water was just too dark. Now it looks more tropical than I intended.
This has been painted from memory. I'm sure that's why I had trouble. I think memory paintings take a lot of practice. And I don't have time for that, that's why I normally use photos.
AND painting people from memory is really tuff. I think the little guy on the left reminds me of SOROLLA's "Sad Inheritance". Mind you I said Reminds. If I were 1/10th as good at painting as Sorolla I would probably be wealthy !

I have not finished the Peacock ! Maybe Thursday. Please comment/critique - It always helps.

Happy Trails.


hw (hallie) farber said...

Kids jumping from a dock is a great subject. I'd like to see the left arm of the middle kid; I don't think it would be hidden by his leg.

Sue Furrow said...

Hmmm-m, I'll go look at that, Hallie. I was thinking that it looked like he was holding his "junk". (that's what my daughter calls it) and I didn't start it with that in mind!!

hw (hallie) farber said...

Ha. I didn't want to say that.

mice_aliling said...

what are you talking about? I think it's evocative. i assume it's a challenge but your impression of your memory is more evocative, i would say :)

Sew it my way! said...

Great color and subject matter! Reminds me of my grands and their love for play!