Monday, November 8, 2010

"Little Boy and Tall Trees"

Pastel, 18x24

This is my latest painting, and I had a lot of fun with this one. The reference was my little boy standing on the bridge at Spring Park, which is a beautiful park by the St John's River. It's very peaceful here, with lots of wildlife.

I find that I enjoy painting landscapes more if I include a figure in it--even if the figure is very small, as it is here.  I'm not sure why this is, but I enjoy painting people and I like for my paintings to tell a story.

This painting was juried into the AGOP Fall Show "Life's Inspirations", November 2010, and also the St Augustine Art Association "Fantastic Florida" show, December, 2010.