Paddling With Grandpa


paddling-with-grandpaI’m paddling with my daughter and her two children.  My grandson, Jacob, is enthralled by the water.  He leans over to drag his hand through it.  My daughter, Sarah, grabs his pants to keep him from falling in.

Some might say this painting is too impressionistic.  I disagree.  To me, painting is like singing while photography is spoken.  This event was a musical moment and was expressed that way.

Note the mirror images below the canoe with lines going through them to give the impression of water.  The reflections of trees on the shore are expressed by streaks of yellow, green, blue and orange.  The sky is reflected in the bottom left corner.

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July 14, 2009

Margaret @ 9:11 pm #

I think you have done a marvelous job of “singing” the experience with Jacob, and with Sarah hanging on so he doesn’t fall in! This one is a keeper for sure!

Christine Roach @ 9:26 pm #

This is one of my favorite paintings. I love it.

July 15, 2009

Jennifer @ 6:19 am #

I love the use of back-lighting in this one, as well as reflection! It turned out beautifully!

Sarah @ 7:03 am #

This is a great painting. You really captured the moment.

Nicole @ 8:53 am #

I love all your paintings that have water. Jacob is so cute in it.

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