Last week I visited California and watched people playing in the ocean waves. It reminded me of this painting of Tom’s. When you look at it, don’t you get the urge to run and jump in? -SF
Tom wrote: I’ve loved playing in the water my whole life. Nothing is more fun than going to the beach! I painted my nieces, Laci and Kayli, and their brother, Jake, playing in the waves along the Northern California coast.
I’ve tried to create excitement with backlighting. Note the small edge of light on the right side of them, while the rest of their figures are in shadow. I’ve splashed a few waterdrops around along with crashing waves. Kayli is running through the water. The waves above their heads show sunlight shining through them. Trees and shoreline are in the distance. I haven’t put detail in their faces. I wanted the viewer to create those things in their own minds.