Wednesday, April 05, 2006

IllustrationFriday-Spring-BoyFishing

I'm not done with my painting and I don't want to rush the end. Friday they will have a new subject so this is my only chance to upload it.

I have an antique photo of a boy fishing. We think the boy is my husbands grandfather so that would put the area in NY state. the photo is a 12 x 14? I'm guessing. My painting is 16 x 20 inches. I don't have the darks and lights all the way in near the boy and I have some red dots that I attempted to make look like flowers but they don't and have to come out. I still have to do a lot of work on the foreground rocks, the boy's sleeves and I haven't even put in the fishing pole! Oh, well. Now I'll take my time and finish it. A week isn't long enough for me, ha. Below is the photo of the boy (about 1900s) and my painting. I didn't make the painting exactly like the picture, I took liberties. I'm going to try for a dappled sunlight effect on the boy and surrounding dirt with some light reflections on his face from below. I have started the fishing pole over his hand in his lap. I'm not sure how I'll do the pole yet. The face isn't even completed but I'm getting there.

Click to enlarge and see details. I'm not done yet!
Acrylic on stretched canvas.
16 by 20 inches.

10 comments:

Ellen said...

Oh, my! How beautiful! You really are a superb artist!

Lou said...

Beautiful rendition of the photograph. Wonderful use of colors. Hope you post the finished product for us to see. Great job!

michael dailey said...

WOW!! is right..... this is good, so I can imagine how the finish painting will look. hope u do post it would love to see it.

Chesney On The Interweb said...

Hi Linda. Thanks for commenting on my post!. I came here to check out your blog. It's nice! I love the boy fishing. Oh yeah mom says thanks too :).

TESSA said...

i love the colors you used in this painting. i like how you took the sepia picture and put your own colors into it. VERY NICE!

ron said...

holy cow linda!!!! it's absolutely fantastic! the colors are great and the details look amazing! great job!

Toni said...

Linda you just keep getting better and better. Awesome work girl! I can't wait till we can get together for sketching.

eriesargonaut said...

Thanks everyone. Thanks, Toni. The weather just keeps getting worse it seems. Sooner or later it has to get nice enough to get those leaves out down at Oil Creek. I can't wait. Sketching will be fun.

Shebz said...

Great colors and texture!

ONESICKINDIVIDUAL said...

your transition from photo to canvas is amazing. nicely done.