Thursday, July 8, 2010

"SAILING CLASS"

16x12, oil on canvas board, $195.00

Every once and a while I catch the sailing school getting ready to sail.  All the kids on the dock are waiting their turn to get out on the water.  The group in the foreground are seting the sail and preparing to join the crew on the dock.  It is very entertaining because all the parents are crowded up on the boardwalk to watch and take pictures of their children.
I almost abandon this painting.  I found it very difficult to paint from a photo with the strange light of an overcast bright day.  Don't know if that makes any sense.  Everything looked bright and defused with very little shadow.
 




3 comments:

Kelley Sanford said...

The figures are wonderful and the suggested "busy" in the background hit just the right note.

Carol Blackburn said...

Very nice, Dori. I love the fact you have these people in the picture.

padmaja said...

Enjoyed every painting of yours through your gallery, this one is so vibrant with those bright colors and so much of action. Lovely jobs!