"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Fox Island Construction Crew

This is a small painting (7"x10") that I just painted for the Watercolor Workshop August Challenge theme of things you find at the shore/beach. Well, what we find at the beach are the grandchildren. I took the source photo for this painting last Friday and the boys were very busy creating 'something!' The painting is certainly not one of my best efforts, but I made a promise to myself that I would participate in all the monthly challenges 'come hell or high water' and I notice that the calendar is rapidly approaching the 31st of August - time is running out. The figure on the right is too stiff...(little boys are all angles, elbows and corners - aren't they?) and doesn't look anything like my grandson...oh well!

3 comments:

Barbra joan said...

Hi Barbara , At least you have a painting of your grandchildren. I admire your spunk. Yes, Mary Louise is just one of 3 cats. And they critisize my work by laying on my new art.

Mary Paquet said...

Hi, Barbara. Thanks for checking in on my blog. You are very critical of your own work. This piece is charming and such a lovely story -- grandchildren are the best.

Barbara Sailor said...

Barbra joan...I think it is so wonderful that your cats are art critics! :) I paint my grandchildren often - I think they are the most beautiful models one could have!

Mary...Yes - grandchildren are a blessing - I have the best of both worlds - older grandchildren (24 and 20) and younger (5 and 7) - and luckily they just live around the corner and drop in all the time! I reworked this painting this evening and am a little happier with it. I am going to post it tonight.