Wednesday, September 15, 2010

BEACH BALL


At the local parade last summer beach balls were being thrown to the many children lining the streets. I caught a snapshot of this mother and little girl just when mom caught the ball. The figure has always interested me and while I usually work large scale with figures; I pulled out this small canvas for this painting. I enjoyed the challenge of the confined space.
6X8 inches
oil

15 comments:

Carol Blackburn said...

Very nice, Linda. Love the action.

Cathyann said...

What a strong painting, Linda. the color planes are wonderful.

LindaHunt said...

Thanks, Carol!

LindaHunt said...

Hi Cathyann thank you for stopping by my blog to leave a comment...had a lot of fun with this painting!

Linda Popple said...

The gestures are great and the colors are wonderfully full of light. Well done!

LindaHunt said...

Thanks, Linda!

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Really nice, strong shapes in this Linda. Perfect!

Debbi Smith Rourke said...

Your figurative work is quite inspiring!! Interesting how you got so much information in a small space and so beautifully too.

Virginia Floyd said...

Really nice painting, Linda. I love the simplicity of the figures. You were painting shapes, not colors. Good job!

Jerry Stocks said...

This is an absolutely fabulous painting. The colors are breathtaking. Great job--

LindaHunt said...

Thank you, Carol,Debbi, Virginia and Jerry! It is so nice to have your comments...it really means a lot to Me. I love the figure and hope to do more work in the future.

Kelley Sanford said...

Love the cropped in viewpoint and those loose brushstrokes. I admire your "economical" brushwork...truly less is more. Great job, Linda.

LindaHunt said...

Thank you, Kellie...thank you for taking the time to comment.

Janice said...

Love the new subject matter! Thank you for your kind comments!

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

I find it interesting that you associate figure painting with larger works... This is such a beatiful little gem. The areas of high contrast in front really make it sing.