|"Seaside Walk" (revised) 16 x 16 mixed media|
Although I was happy with the original "Seaside Walk", seeing it on the computer always helps give me a new perspective on a painting.
The girl's hair from the original was always fighting with her shoulder line so I decided to shorten it and lighten it. All the colors blend a little better this way. She also is looking more straight on...once again I had to let go of the original inspo picture of this girl and just make it work for the painting.
The background was softened by adding more paint even though it covered the fabulous paper texture. As I have told my friends..."don't get too attached to your background, it might be totally lost in the end anyway". This painting started out in acrylic and was finished with oil and a palette knife.
You can see my favorite piece of texture, a braille magazine, peeking through.
I love this poem for the painting..
Ethereal girl walking by
On the lonely beach.
Brisk was her pace,
Her steps were light and airy.
She disappeared into the mist,
I never saw her face. anonymous