Here is a group painting of a grandfather with grandchildren huddled around him.   What gives this painting strength is the arrangement of persons.  They are in a circle, grandpa furthest away, two children further towards us, and one little girl closest of all.  There is a feeling of depth.  Also notice the angle from the person on the left to the little girl on the right.  The group of people make a shape while the drapery creates an opposite one on top.grandpa

Note the highlights in the hair with small hints of color.  The skin isn’t just one shade.  There are highlights and shadows on the faces.  The closest child and the two persons furthest to the left lean toward the center where Grandpa is pointing at something.

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May 8, 2009

Christine Roach @ 10:23 pm #

I absolutely love this painting. What a sweet moment to capture.

Margaret @ 10:49 pm #

Such wonderful memories when the little ones gathered around Grandpa. Thanks for recreating that happy time. You did a great job. One can almost hear Grandpa saying, “Look at this, pilly.”

May 9, 2009

Angie @ 5:49 am #

I love it. It is priceless.

Jennifer @ 3:39 pm #

I hope that you are saving your commentary. They are good memories that we need to pass on to our children.

May 10, 2009

Nicole @ 10:23 pm #

What a fun picture. I love how you capture the love that is felt.

May 15, 2009

Susie @ 7:29 pm #

I was very touched by this painting! To see my Daddy and Chuck, looking just like I remember back then, was a wonderful memory. You did a great job on this!!

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