Thursday, June 24, 2010

Beach Baby 2

Art is a curious thing... creating art is even more so! I painted this little darling a few years ago, and was very pleased with the final product at that time. But my strong desire to continue to develop in my career has me looking back at former paintings and critiquing them. So I pulled out the brushes and paint and did it again, just to see how or if I've changed in my execution. I think I'm starting to lose my "fear of the dark" and am less afraid of strong colors and contrasts. I attribute this to the guidance of wonderful teachers, including Ken Marsden and Daniel Gerhartz, and I'm looking forward to spending a few days with Andrew Orr.

It's going to be a busy summer! Here are some of the places I'll be showing if you happen to be in the area:

Art on the Rocks, July 31-Aug 1, Marquette, MI
Oshkosh Opera House, August 7 (6-9pm), Downtown Oshkosh, WI
Milwaukee Domes Art Festival, August 20-22, Milwaukee, WI

Thank you for visiting my blog!

Beach Baby 2, 10" x 10"


Anonymous said...

Love this one, Kay. I wouldn't change a thing. Now I want to see both! Did you paint over the old one?

Susan said...

That anonymous one was moi!

Kathleen Eaton said...

Thank you! The earlier painting is still on my website, but that will be changed soon! I don't know if you'll be able to pull them up side-by-side for comparison, but if you can, you'll see where I was much bolder in the lights and shadows in the recent painting. I also love how the sunlight shines through her fair hair. Painting from a photo isn't the best way to capture an image, but it sure helps when painting children!