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Sunday, 9 November 2008

Cool Off SOLD


Here is 'Cool Off'' again for those of you who haven't seen it or have forgotten what it looks like.
May it live forever in a happy home!
I've done no painting this weekend because I am trying to improve the ref photos for the painting I have started of Jeff. Photoshop is completely alien to me, but I am trying. Perhaps I should stop listening to other folk, I was quite happy working from rubbish photos before! No...I shall persevere for I have to make better paintings. Onwards and upwards!

14 comments:

Bill Brauker said...

Wonderful work on this one, Sharon.

Carolann said...

Hi, thankyou for reminding us of 'cool off' I do remember it now. Its great. The colour is excellent, tones and all. Especially the sea, can almost feel it lapping around my feet!
Excellent achievement, I'm incredibly jealous.

Sharon Wright said...

Thank you, Bill and Carolann, I really appreciate your lovely comments. I was incredibly pleased with myself for painting this one. The sea happened with surprising ease, I think because I was still FEELING it lapping around my feet!

Pattie Wall said...

This is one of my favorites, Sharon. Congrats on selling it, although I would miss it, but - moving it - that's what makes the world go round.

Beverly Sams said...

I know the figure should be the main focus of this painting, but the water is just so amazing! You've accomplished a wonderful effect with so little paint and that little wave just beyond the legs is absolutely inspired...

Dianne McNaughton said...

Congratulations Sharon! I think this painting is a masterpiece! I love the feeling of sunshine and warm water that shines out from this piece. Thanks for sharing it with us, I havnt seen it before. Wonderful that it sold.

Karen Hargett said...

Congrats on the sell Sharon. I love seeing this painting again - the water is wonderful! It is as if I can feel it and hear it too.

Sharon Wright said...

Thank you ladies for your comments, they sure keep me going.
Pattie, I agree I was reluctant to part with it, but I always think I can paint another, even though I know it wouldn't be the same!
Beverley, the sea was magic on such a hot day, I shall never forget it, and I hope I have captured the sheer pleasure of paddling, in the figure.
Karen, you should have been there, it was glorious!
Dianne, I think masterpiece might be overstating it, but I don't mind in the least, thank you.

Sylvia Jenstad said...

Wow!... had to stop... this is very cool... love your water.. your colours... everything

Dianne McNaughton said...

Hi Sharon, you have been tagged! Go to my blog to see what this is about. It is purely voluntary, but a great way to introduce bloggers to you blog!i Sharon,

Susan Carlin said...

Congratulations, Sharon. I went mad for this painting the moment I saw it. You bowl me over. Your buyer has excellent judgement...it's the same as mine!

Anita Davies said...

Absolutely wonderful piece. I love the colours in the water and the lighting is scrumptious.
Congrats on the sale.

David Larson Evans said...

Great painting...you hit the mark on the water.

Carol Feldman said...

Just wandered onto your site...love your portraits, especially. Makes me hope you get me to paint over at Karin's!!