Welcome to my studio as a fresh sequence of paintings are created.
This is the first in my new series of "Diving into Summer" Paintings ~
capturing the nostalgic feel of summer afternoons by the pool.
The original photograph and inspiration for this piece ~
Extreme Diver in 1963 - found on Flicker
Photograph ~ copied, cut, and collaged onto an 8 x 10 inch gallery wrap canvas.
Background composition sketched in and first layer of color painted on the canvas.
Color palette ~ mainly blues, greens, golden browns, yellow and white.
Detail and facial features lightly painted in ~
The finished painting ~ signed, sealed and available in my shop ~
And hung together with Vacation Cruise
Thank you for your visit. Please feel free to leave comments about your summertime memories.