Monday, August 04, 2008

"Lytle Beach Girls" commission painting

I don't get a whole lot of commissions but I had a lot of fun working on this one.........that is after I scraped it once, after a bad start but then kept going and worked it till I was satisfied.......My motto is "never give up" ...and I think it payed off on this painting ......The photo, of course does not represent the original painting very well...., something I have to work on,....setting up a photo booth for taking pictures of paintings with the proper lighting and all......... Sold

16 comments:

redchair said...

Congrats. Really rich piece Robin.I love the extreme contrast.
Vikki

Amanda said...

A very sweet painting. Lots of contrast and nostalgia.

Robin Weiss said...

Thanks Vikki! some of our beaches in the Pacific Northwest look like this ...all rocky with seaweed and barnacles and lots of creatures for kids to find and study....

Robin Weiss said...

Hi Amanda....The girls are very sweet...can you relate!!??

Thank you, have a great day!

Dar Presto said...

Exquisite! There is something very sophisticated about the composition and the variety of the extent of detail. It's perfect.

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

WOW! Spectacular, Robin! Do tell about your buyer's response... Was it the parents of the children?? They must have been thrilled to pieces...

Robin Weiss said...

Thank you Dar!! That is a much appreciated compliment!

Robin Weiss said...

Hi Diane! Thank you!

It was the parents of the children. They haven't seen the original painting yet but are both very excited by the photos of the finished painting.

I am sure the mom, who had a glimpse of the painting in the initial phase, is much relieved and so am I!

Ann said...

Oh my...this one makes me very homesick for the beautiful scenery around Puget Sound. What a lovely painting, reminds me of my two sisters and me just a few short years ago!! =) I can understand why the client was thrilled! Well done - I'm sure there will be many more commissioned paintings in your future!

Robin Weiss said...

Thank you Ann!!....and you still love to play outside!!.....=]..How is your garden?

Theresa Rankin said...

One word! Fantastic!! Love your brushwork! Great contrast and color!!

Mike said...

Man!!! You are getting better and better. Keep it up, Bro!

Jennifer McChristian said...

I tend to struggle with commissions, however, you allowed your personality and expression to show through.
Gorgeous piece!

Robin Weiss said...

Theresa, Thank you!! Your painting style is excellent!

Robin Weiss said...

Hi Mike! Thanks for checking in bro, and thanks for the encouragement!

Robin Weiss said...

Thanks Jennifer! I just got back from another trip so I will have to get out and see what you all are painting!