Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Beach Boy

Beach Boy
oil sketch
6" x 8"
This little boy was searching for fossil shark's teeth, a major beach activity from Venice to Palm Island.  Have relatives visiting so was unable to paint yesterday but able to take lots of photographs.  I often aim the camera at my husband but am actually snapping photos of something else, in this case, the boy.  People get really self-conscious when a camera is aimed in their direction.  My long distance camera can take a portrait shot of someone half a mile down the beach.  I changed every color of the outfit the boy was wearing.  Really love the position of the figure and the hat.  Also moved him a lot closer to the waters edge.  Plenty of material here to do a larger painting.

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