I have been reading Elizabeth Tolley's book on Landscapes, and this is painted from one of her demonstrations. Am looking into a fall workshop on plein air landscape painting, all very foreign to me, so thought I'd read up on the process.
My granddaughter and I went out for a walk and she ran home the last block, and when I caught up with her, she was "resting in the shade". When I saw her sitting there I couldn't help but think how fast they grow up.
Here is a painting of her that I did about eight years ago right after she learned to ride a tricycle.
Reminds me of an older friend who use to tell her daughter to "stop it", and when the daughter asked, "What did I do?", the mother told her to stop growing up so fast...I think it's time to tell my granddaughter to "stop it"!
This is Karin Jurick's current DSFDF challenge, what seems to be a lifeguard on Lake Michigan off the Chicago shoreline. The plan was to paint this in the soft hazy grays of the photograph, but somehow the stronger bolder colors jumped onto the canvas!
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