Saturday, December 12, 2009

Simply Simon

20" x 16"

Almost every time I visit a park near Englewood Beach, Simon is sitting on his lawn chair looking perfectly content.  This particular morning, he said an eagle had been nearby calling to her young.  Seagulls soared overhead, pelicans dived after fish.  Simon agreed to pose for me ( I'll give him a copy).  I like how his tire tracks leads the eye into the painting, his car is parked just off to the right.  The entire background is from my imagination.  I left out the clutter of houses and boats.   Wanted a simple scene focused simply on Simon sitting in the sun,  knees sparkling with suntan lotion.  Although this is a studio painting, the background is painted from lots of plein air experience at similar locations.  Simply Simon is on exhibit in the Faces and Figures show, Punta Gorda Visual Arts Center until the end of the month.

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