Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Babysitter

This is the third painting of a series By the Water. I have many more compositions in mind.

This creation is a composite, actually, the child being from one photograph I took on Sandymount Strand, Dublin and the dog (and sea and shore) from another scene I shot several years earlier at Rosslare Strand, County Wexford, Ireland.

One interesting (and unforseen) struggle I had was caused by the color proximity between the sand and the flesh tones of the little girl. I'm not sure if I solved the problem to my satisfaction, but, at least, a lesson was learned in regard to planning the color composition, or seeing the problem beforehand (I think!!!).

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