Josi Callan Art

Thursday, August 29, 2013

We have spent the last few months at our home in the Northwest.  I had promised myself I would paint everyday, something about "best laid plans."  What with some construction on the house, visitors and travel with family and friends, I am way behind on my goal.  On a trip to Cape Cod with family, I took a photo of my granddaughter Charlotte and her Mom doing cartwheels on the beach.  I loved the picture and decided to go out of my comfort zone, and try to paint it (not sure that I even have a comfort zone these days, but I do know figures are not it).  Below is the photograph and the finished painting.  The process was a huge struggle, I did a small study, began on a 16 x 20 canvas - decided to crop it, etc.  I learned a lot doing this.  I do love the reflections in the sand, I did learn that I need a lot more work with figures!