Thursday, September 08, 2011

Surfer Boy

 Surfer Boy
8x8 oil on panel


In New England you can't count on the weather (can you anywhere?) and these last two weekends were perfect beach days. I was lucky to have my little boys visiting both weekends for which I am so grateful because they're growing up way too fast. As I was walking down to the tide pools I saw this tiny little boy surfing. I complimented him on his surfing prowess and asked how old he was and he told me five and a half! I took enough shots to make sure there'd be a good one to paint from and then joined Ryan and Colin and my brother Tommy at the tide pools where we spotted lots of crabs and shrimp and snails. Perfect Day!

14 comments:

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

All alone? 5 1/2 years old, surfing? You got everything about this right - the proportions, color, brushwork!

Maria's Watercolor said...

Sounds like such a great day, time with the family and painting inspiration!

Anonymous said...

this will be Collin in a couple of years. i like the picture, and glad you had time with the boys. AUNTIE

Kathy Cousart said...

Wonderful painting of surfer boy. I love the photo of your two below and can see an amazing painting from it. You go MSW!!

Ruthie Carlson said...

Mary, Wow! Gorgeous! I love it! The colors are dreamy! I adore your brushwork and style! You are amazing!

AutumnLeaves said...

What a beautiful composition and gorgeous seas!

Page Railsback said...

Love this one MSW...fabulous colors..very exciting and vibrant

Sue said...

The colours of your paintings are brilliant! Also the level of abstraction - very good!

Happy Little Trees Studio said...

Love the painting! I agree with another reader that there's a painting in that photo too!!!

rdl said...

love it! beautiful colors. and the boys at the tide pool would be a good one too.

Paz said...

this is an awesome painting.

Jane said...

Beautiful painting, wonderful colors.

Christine Stonebridge said...

Love my home in Fla ... but it's "times like these" (that we're not there for), that make me wish the distance weren't so far! Wonderful captures in both the surfer boy and the fam!

heykaren said...

Mary, is this painting still for sale? It looks exactly like my husband when he was that age and indeed surfing! We'd love to own it.

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