Friday, October 28, 2016

Grandfather's Shirt

Grandfather's Shirt, 14x18" oil, ©Diane Mannion

Shirt Came First

Another painting inspired by my summer model, Megan.  Loved the pose and shirt.  Everything else, including the figure's head is from my imagination and memories of painting at the beach.  I'm enjoying the challenge of combining landscape and figurative.

The title came when Megan said, "This is my grandfather's shirt."  Grandfather's shirt echoed through my mind while painting and helped create the narrative feeling of this scene.  A young girl hugging the memories of her grandfather.

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