I Sorry, 6x6" oil, ©Diane Mannion
#22 of 30/30.
Crowded beaches are a great place to gather reference material. While aiming my camera at some seagulls, this intimate little scene appeared at the edge of the photo, an accidental shot. Loved the intense moment between Mom and boy. He looked like he was saying, "I sorry" which is how children this young talk. Bet he was getting a lecture about not throwing sand at his sister.
Attempted to paint fast while not over illustrating, leaving image blurry to suggest movement. Let brushwork tell the story. Simplified values to dark, medium, and light as much as possible.