Friday, January 15, 2010

"Marin on Turtle Rock"
~ Several years ago, when little Marin (our granddaughter) was 3 yrs. old, she sat on a big rock down by the dock as the sun was setting here on beautiful Lake of the Woods. The photo was gorgeous and just begged to be painted....a big challenge since I don't usually paint people. It took 2 attempts (the first made her look like a teenager) to capture her likeness and also to emphasize how the rock looks like a turtle. Her pose reminds me of Denmark's famous Little Mermaid sculpture.
Original painting: watercolor and gel pen, image 11 in. x 15 in. NFS (gift to Marin)

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