Monday, July 26, 2010

Young Fishermen

Young Fishermen
Oil on Canvas, 16" x 20"
I adore little boys! I have a son, several adorable nephews and a new grandson! Little boys are so much fun to observe as they go about their activities. We were fortunate enough to camp on the banks of a body of water that flows into the Chesapeake Bay earlier this spring. The fishing dock at Tall Pines Harbor was a favorite spot for various groups of little campers. They had such a grand time casting their rods and sharing fish stories that weekend. I never did see any of them catch a fish but it didn't dampen their spirits (or hopes for the big one) at all! Of course, I knew I would paint them and I had so much fun with this one that I will be doing a series of Young Fishermen paintings! Click the image for a better view. I hope you like this one. This painting has already sold (at Plein Air Easton) but prints are available. Stay tuned for some new paintings in the series. If you'd like to receive my blog posts in your inbox, just click on the link at the top right of the blog page. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Two New Oil Paintings In Progress!

Little Boys Fishing - First Figure in Painting
This painting promises to be a fun one! It tells the story of three little boys out for a day of fishing. These little guys were so in to casting their rods that I'm sure that their bait was never still in the water long enough to entice a fish! This shows a close-up of the first llittle fellow casting his rod into the water. I generally work on a toned canvas and that is why you see the sienna-colored background with my sketch on it right now. Stay posted for the final painting. If you are not already a subscriber, click on the "Subscribe"link at the top right of my blog page. My posts will come to your inbox each time I post a painting. Thanks for looking!