11/8/08

MORE PLEIN AIRE ITALY

We were waiting for our boat to take us back to Stresa, Italy. People were mingling and moving so a quick impulse of each figure was all I could pencil in on the paper before adding paint.

Painting small like this, as well as painting in a looser style, does not come naturally to me. I love the look, though, so the challenge was on.

One of my cousins selected this painting to take home with her. Her older son, Reid, is a budding artist, and when they were here a couple of years ago, he'd head to the studio to paint as soon as he woke up each morning. His artistic talent was obvious even at that young age.

"THE TOUR" Transparent Watercolor on 140CP Fabriano Artistico, 5 x 7" COLLECTED

5 comments:

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

I love the momvement in this piece!

Dawn said...

you captured the movement perfectly, love the light!

Suzanne McDermott said...

I love the look, too. Especially the way that you've handled the background and applied the paint to the figures.

Cathy Gatland said...

I love the look of this too - captures a moment so much more than a snapshot.

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Love the sparkling light in this one and the spontaneous figure shapes. No wonder your cousin wanted to take it home.