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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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!
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!!
A lovely, tranquil image, Kirt — and the intent is beautiful too. Hugs on the wing.
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!!
This is well done and very timely, Kirt. I like the feeling I get from this image.
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!!
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! ❤️
Thanks for stopping by and for the feedback Felipe. I’m with you on the grandparent and grandchild!!! My best to you!!
This is an interesting piece, very compelling. It conjures up stories in my mind. There are so many ways to communicate through art!
Thanks for the feedback Darlene. If it initiated stories in your mind….mission accomplished!! Have a great day!!
A lovely and quietness in the picture and such an inspiring piece of writing, Kirt.
Thank you very much!! I appreciate the feedback!
You are always welcome Kirt.
It’s a lovely print Kirt. My eyes were drawn to all parts of it 🙂
Thanks Gill! Hope all is well with you!!
All is good here thank you.
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.
Thank you very much Sue!! Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!!
Very graphic … like a silk-screen print. Great composition!
Thank you very much Denise!!
What an inspiration …(an all-time beautiful connect) and father’s day come to mind,😎💕
Thank you very much!! I really don’t know why I called it that, but it’s what hit me when I did it!
Inspiration is an empowerment! Well wishes Kirt. How rice it is that you can escape distancing through art. That is pretty sneaky. LOL!
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.🤔
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.
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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TWO SMALL FIGURES GROWING TALL…!