Monday, November 1, 2010

Grandma and Mom

8x8 inches, watercolor

I haven't painted in ages, most of the summer, in fact.  I decided the best way to get going again was to take an online challenge.  So I painted this little picture of my great grandmother and my mother as a child for Maury Kettle's blog "Watercolor Passion" - see the sidebar for a link. 

I'm guessing the photo was taken about 1931.  If course it was in black and white, and the scene was filled with a complicated background of trees and beach and water in the foreground.  I just didn't worry much about any of that, and went to the body language and expressions.  Mom looks much more unhappy in the photo; she never did like putting on a bathing suit.

3 comments:

Teri C said...

Very sweet painting and I like the way you have the color partially behind the people.

Good to see you painting again.

Judybec said...

love the composition of this! and glad to see you're back painting again!!

Jana Bouc said...

This is beautiful. I like the way it has a look of an old-fashioned print or monotype.