Thursday, February 4, 2010

Young girl at the beach

I tried to paint this simply..no extraneous detail. I think I am satisfied that it looks sunny. Don't you just love young girls who are around 8-9 years old? Generally cheerful, barefooted and "full of beans"...every family should have at least one. :)








oil on 9 x 12 canvas panel

16 comments:

ArtSparker said...

This brings back those days at the beach, shell treasures and drip castles.

-Don said...

My "full of beans" girl is 11 now... and still full of life. This is a fun and sunny painting. Great job - as usual... -Don

AutumnLeaves said...

Celeste, this is truly exquisite! I think you've captured little girls perfectly. I have two such characters for granddaughters and they are only 3 and 5! The sense of light and lazy and fun summer days, childlike innocence and the joy of the sun and beach...it all comes through in one magnificent painting!

Kathy said...

So sweet! And, I like the way you handle light. I can feel the sun and surf.

Caio Fernandes said...

ahhh........... Celeste , sometimes you paint things that i spend years wishing to do .
2 examples : this girls and that tedy bear that i loved so much .
wonderful work .

Mariano Zucchi said...

Hi Ceelste,
yes one , better two.I had 2 boys but now have 3 grandoughters, thet are the apple of my life! Your oil has a Sorolla feeling to it. Great!

Craig Granger said...

Celeste, Love the super warm colors on her skin. Makes you feel the sunshine in contrast to the cools in the background. Nice one!

Julie Hill said...

This painting is superb!.....and our daughter is almost 9 years old...i agree! There is a beautiful magical, sweet quality...such a young lady coming out of her...you captured this beautifully...it could easily be her..the composition, everything well done!!

hwfarber said...

This is perfect. Reminds me of my daughter at that age--and now my granddaughter. Beautiful.

Gary Keimig said...

great job and yep. So mindful of my own two daughters at that age as well as 4 grand daughters and now 1 great grand daughter who at 4 is so special and in approaching your magic age will be just as you describe.
Yep. Great little painting.

billspaintingmn said...

Celeste, this is so full of love & life...
Love the colors, and the freshness of it all.
"Full of beans" you really captured a spirited feeling with this!

Dennis Dame said...

Great job! The colors are fantastic!

Dean H. said...

Great stuff, Celeste! Spirit wonderfully captured. It has the "glow"! Perfect balance of painting the essential and knowing what details to eliminate.

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Celeste, This is such a charming little painting. Your have really captured the spirit of that age and the thrill of having nothing better to do than walking barefoot through the water.

Victor Errington said...

Lovely beautiful Painting Celeste.
All the best.
Vic.

Edda Meinikat said...

Beautiful painting, you have captured the real 'full of beans' (or as we say 'ants in the pants') mentality of young girls that age. Nothing overdone, and still you can feel the joy of life and also the fantasy of that little girl. Awesome, just awesome.