Father And Son Walk The Beach

In keeping with the theme over the last few weeks from my posts (peace and tranquility), I’ve added an additional element this week…human interaction. This type of human interaction is rooted in love and trust. The art print depicts a father and son walking on an otherwise empty beach with the beauty of the ocean in front of them. What I see is a bonding moment between a parent and their child. The conversation can be intimate and personal as they share the beach with no one else.

In creating this scene, the focal point is the two people in the lower bottom right. Typically your focal point is more centered, but I wanted the the ocean and beach to set a mood or tone for the overall look. To create the focal point I used black as a stark contrast to the rest of the scene. In the foreground as a row of black pulling the eye down. I envisioned this as the top of bluff overlooking the setting. Pulling your eye down you can’t help but go over to the right and see what I am calling the father and son.

Since this is an abstract work, to heighten the awareness of the ocean, I added sailboats in a slightly darker shade of blue so as not to become the focal point, but to solidify the setting. I envisioned a walk on the beach just after sundown, with light coming from a break in the approaching clouds (potentially fog or a marine layer rolling ashore).


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29 thoughts on “Father And Son Walk The Beach

  1. milfordstreet

    As someone who does not draw or paint, I’m always taken back by the efforts that artists make to do something like drawing attendtion to a particular spot on the painting. I defintely think you accomplished the goals of creating a peaceful scene and drawing attentin to the father and son figures in the corner. Nicely done!

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Thank you very much!! I appreciate the feedback. I started it with a simple concept of the father/son walking on a deserted beach just after sunset…..the final result is after many changes and a lot of trial and error!! Have a great weekend…thanks!!

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Thank you very much, Teagan. From my perspective whether someone likes or dislikes the style, that’s ok, as long as it stirred a warm feeling…mission accomplished!! Have a great rest of Memorial Day weekend!!

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Then I have succeeded!! It’s such a simplistic look, but from my perspective stirs a warm feeling and that’s what it’s all about! Thanks for stopping by Dan! Have a great rest of Memorial Day weekend!!

  2. Felipe Adan Lerma

    The image got my attention right away, and your descriptive process unlayered it beautifully, Kirt! Love the color tones and esp the sense of parent & child (grandparent & grandchild too?). Family, nature, true beauty! ❤️

  3. Darlene

    This is an interesting piece, very compelling. It conjures up stories in my mind. There are so many ways to communicate through art!

  4. Sue Slaght

    Like Darlene, the image brings all kinds of stories to mind. One’s eye is definitely drawn to that lower corner. I appreciate your creativity Kirt and the way you explain it. Another beautiful image.

  5. America On Coffee

    You Kirt I don’t know why my words are getting so muddled. I said how “ rice” ??? I meant nice. The other day my typo put in the word shit for shot. Then I named someone an Oreo on their dinner meal… I beginning to wonder about my typos.🤔

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      I have to laugh….you can imagine how often I use the word “shot” with my photography. I really watch it closely for the reason you stated and have sent that word out more times than I care to think of.

      1. America On Coffee

        I was referring to a photo shoot that was being shared. And I spoke of one particular shot. I try hard not to use the shot word. The typo made my comment as a put down if the share. I was so embarrassed. 😞

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