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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Beach Babies~Sketch


I've finally decided on a format for this commission. The current sketch is only 10" x 14". I'm going to go ahead and paint this but may wind up enlarging the sketch and redoing. I'm not sure I can work this small and include enough detail. I'll also be matting and framing this so I don't have to worry about keeping to any particular size. The hands will be the most difficult, especially since I changed a few things. I may have to borrow my neighbor's kids as models to sort things out.

I haven't been painting a lot these past two months but have been taking lots of photos for possible future references. Hopefully they will provide me with plenty of inspiration during the coming winter months. Fall in northern lower Michigan has been unusually pleasant weatherwise this year but I know it won't last much longer.

2 comments:

Jeanette said...

I like the final composition for this. The light and sea will really give it impact.

Billie Crain said...

Thanks, Jeanette.:) I think it will work out fine, too. The main focus will be on the kids.