Tuesday, August 17, 2010

"WHERE TO NEXT?"

8x8, oil on panel, $100.00
Traveling and sight seeing is a day of decision making.  I caught sight of this couple sitting on the steps of the Art Institute of Chicago planning there next stop.  If I was to show the full view before cropping the scene to paint you would see my husband taking a snooze on the step to the right of them.  We had just spent the morning in the Art Institute and even I was exhausted.  What a fabulous place.  Never enough time for me there.  I was resting with my camera ready.  The city was bustling with activity and I had lots of time to take people photos for study and reference. 
So grateful for such a wonderful vacation with my husband and my boys.  



10 comments:

Anthony Duce said...

The paintings great. A nice find when catching people like this, unaware.

Kim Blair said...

Hi Dori:
We were in Chicago this past June and spent one whole afternoon at the Art Institute, fabulous experience. I can relate to these two people on the steps, planning their next move like a tourist chess game.
Kim

Julie Hill said...

Dori...what a wonderful snip-it of life, you've captured it so well.

bricarwaller said...

Love it! You definitely capture the fun of a traveling couple. I think it would have been funny if you had included your snoozing hubby!

Kim VanDerHoek said...

This is great, I like the composition, your brushwork and you captured the man's gesture beautifully!

silvina said...

Such a charming scene! Sounds like your vacation was wonderful.

claire christinel said...

Great painting Dori. I love the color palette and the candid shot. I have to try cropping in tight on some of my photos, because the results are fabulous!

Becky Joy said...

Great painting. Your figures are always so engaging.

Marian Fortunati said...

You captured it all beautifully, Dori!

Carolyn Finnell said...

great painting. You know you're really an artist when you spend your vacation going to art museums and taking reference photos to paint from later.