Saturday, March 21, 2009

Beach Family

Beach Family 8"x10" Oil on masonite.

This is my version of Karin Jurick's Week 27-28 challenge on her Different Strokes From Different Folks blog. Check out the other artists' paintings. It's really neat how different artists make such different paintings from the same photograph.

The challenge photograph is shown below. I moved the family members around a bit - mainly, I grouped them closer together.

The family has probably been on the beach too long, they're a bit red from the sun. :-) Dad was wise enough, of course, to put that white stuff on his nose so that his nose wouldn't burn. I guess he didn't think about his arms or legs!

Karin's photograph for the challenge.


  1. I love that you rearranged the people for this challenge! Very nice job!

  2. Thank you, Lauren. The family was really spread out in the photo so I brought them closer together. I also tried to make the Dad realistic in that he's sort of oblivious - as I am. :-)

  3. I love your cropping also. I did not put the dad in mine he was too far, your idea was better. Nice job.

  4. I like your nice bright colors. The rearranigng was a good idea, too! The family seems to like each other much more now.

  5. Hi!, I like what you did with the rearranging, se siente a la familia (you can 'feel' the family in there)

  6. I have just realized that my humble blog is in you list, thank you so much!!!


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