Sandpiper Watching


"Sandpiper Watching"
6x8 oil on wood panel

I'm in the middle of packing for a vacation down south to Florida. I decided to take time out and see if I could do a seascape from Karin Juirick's photo in the DSFDF Challenge. This is a bit of a stretch for me since I rarely paint figures in my oil paintings or the seashore. Now I can’t wait to do some plain air painting down in the Florida Keys.

This the most fun I had in Karin’s challenge because I loved painting with a beautiful tube of Winsor & Newton Manganese Blue Hue oil paint which hadn't been opened in years. I also realized that the little girl who I made to look younger started looking more and more like my daughter Carrie when she was a child.

Now back to packing for a couple weeks of lying on the beach in the sun and a littler sandpiper watching after a long cold winter. Maybe I will even get a chance to paint some seascapes!

26 comments:

  1. What a lovely piece Carol. Love you cropping and the sandpiper. I can't wait to see more seascapes. Have a blast, vacation are so cool. In your case warm !

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  2. One of my weaknesses! Sandpipers! This is wonderful Carol. It really made me smile then think I need to get started on the challenge! yikes...

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  3. Stunning Carol! I love your very California tones on this! Very well done!

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  4. This is beautiful Carol! Have a great trip!

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  5. Beautiful Carol, and you handled the figure very nicely...have a great vacation!!

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  6. You must really be ready for the beach since your colors are already there. Lovely color choices.

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  7. The sandpiper is a wonderful addition to the Beach Family painting! Actually I was quite surprised at the absence of added features in most of the DSFDF entries.

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  8. Great job Carol, love the blue greens and "Carrie" checking out that sandpiper.

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  9. Really nice Carol, you chosed nice colours for this piece, have a nice trip.

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  10. Beautiful, Carol. Now I wish I had concentrated on just one figure instead of the WHOLE family.
    I love the sandpiper too.

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  11. This turned out wonderful! You should do more figures and more seascapes!

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  12. Thank you everyone for all your wonderful comments. It really means a lot to me to receive so much encouragement.

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  13. I can feel the warm sun! Love the sandpiper, perfect addition.
    Have fun in the keys :D

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  14. Sweet painting, Carol. Beautifully done.

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  15. Carol, I just love your take on this. Gorgeous.

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  16. Fantastic, the leaps your are taking are amazing! This turned out beautiful. I didn't know I had an alternate past life as a surfer!

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  17. Carol, Thank you for stopping by my blog. I have enjoyed looking thru your work. Your interpretation of Main Street Wigs Works so well.

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  18. What a lovely version of this week's subject! Beautiful colors!

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  19. Carol, Like the pinks in the sky and reflections. Very nice work. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the encouraging comments.

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  20. Carol, I always enjoy your work so I have tagged you for the Passion for Painting Award. Hope you enjoy the award! Anne Marie Propst

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  21. Like this very much,Carol.The color is wonderful and the pink sky works great!
    Enjoy the beach!

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  22. Really nice composition and great colors!. It's beautiful.

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  23. Very nice... It actually feels as if you had a connection with the girl in the painting

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  24. I just saw it in person today, the photo doesn't do it justice. Awesome!

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  25. Beautiful beach painting, love the colors and make me feel relax looking at the ocean. I have an award for you at my blog.

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  26. Thank you very much distinguished Mrs. Carol, you with your concepts are very gentile and generous, I feel very identified with the style and technique of your art, a great Fito greeting

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