Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Three Little Graces, 8x8 Inches, Oil

Yesterday we painted from one of Karin Jurick's paintings.  Today we painted from our own.  These little girls were playing in the water at Horseneck Beach in Westport, MA this Summer.  I don't generally sell the paintings I do in a workshop because I keep them as 'lessons', and this one is no exception.  At first I loved the photo.  Then when I started drawing in, I thought "Are you CRAZY - 3 figures?  Children?"  But I grided, and grided, and grided again... and I'm pretty happy with the result.  Karin said "Cool Beans..." which, I think, is pretty great.  

After class a few of us went to lunch, but it was chilly and I had left my sweatshirt in a fast food restaurant on the way down.. so I went to get a Hilton Head Sweatshirt.  Well... lo and behold it seemed we ALL needed sweatshirts - in the same color, with coordinating hats... and then we went to take lots of photos...
Me, Maria and Linda - we figured we wouldn't 'lose' each other out taking photos on the beach...

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22 comments:

  1. Great painting, Kelley! Wonderful job on the figures. Love the surf. What a fun painting.

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  2. Kelley I am really impressed with your figures, they are not easy. Great job on the water too. Wish I was there.

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  3. Ok, I thought you just posted that you didn't forget anything??? LOL Love the sweatshirts, both color and style and I'm tickled you all three were on the same wavelength.

    I love this painting! The black underpainting (I assume it is a black underpainting) is just exquisite and I love how you have a rise of sand behind the girls. Makes for a more interesting piece!

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  4. This painting, and the previous one, have such a wonderful quality about them. I love the shapes of the girls and the abstract quality of the sea. I think you are getting very "Jurickest". Fabulous!

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  5. Wow- Love three little graces. You captured such a connection between them. I like little bit on the left:) Wonderful colors and that ocean if fabulous.
    Fun picture of your team...good idea:)

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  6. Beautiful painting and glad you are having such a good time near my hometown.

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  7. Thank you so very much, guys, it is so wonderful to see your comments!

    And I didn't forget anything technical, anyway - a first for me ;D

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  8. Love the painting Kelley......you all look like you had a great time, too.

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  9. Kelley, this is beautiful, both the figures and the background.
    I love how you can perceive the girls' personality. I can imagine what they are thinking, especially the brave one in the middle and the youngest one on the left.

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  10. I should have come!
    LOVE these- wow- Karin is right- COOL BEANS!
    Those two other chicks and you look like sisters.

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  11. This is just the best Kelley. Very well done, and I love the underpainting effects. A Best in my book!

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  12. Excellent work, I like the way you painted the children.

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  13. I remember those days with little braving the cold waves! Captured their emotions so well Kelley.
    And love the sweatshirts!

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  14. WOW! beautifully done kell! and yesterday's as well! the colors and figures are really wonderful! looks like a great time...enjoy

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  15. Kelley..This painting is absolutely beautiful..wow! I know you are having a blast..your life appears a continual blast..and we all know that doesn't just "happen"..you make it happen..love

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  16. Seems like a great time and I LOVE the painting, it is very sweet.

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  17. Kelly did you change the type on your blog to match your Hilton Head Sweatshirt??? From your wonderful painting to the team photo looks like you are having a well deserved fab time!

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  18. The three of you are like the three little graces all grown up!

    The painting is absolutely lovely and I'm glad you're having such a good time!

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  19. Love, love, love these girls! So sorry you won't sell it. No matter...I will find something else...just keep painting!

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