9x12 oil on canvas
Isn’t it interesting to watch couples? Their body language, the way they relate to each other... What better place to people watch than the beach? I could see this painting the minute I saw them. What a great natural composition. What a perfect color combination... What I didn’t know at the time, however, was what she was reading. My original photograph was taken at a pretty far distance away. It wasn’t until I got home, cropped the picture, and really studied it that I saw she was reading a James Patterson book. I am a HUGE James Patterson fan... “Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas” is one of my favorite books. Knowing that just made me love this little painting even more.
8x8 oil on panel
I often take my boys to the beach on a beautiful Sunday and while they are off playing in the ocean, I am often taking pictures of the scene around me. I was particularly struck by the beauty of this little girl hunting for sea shells. I was inspired to paint her after sketching a picture of “The Companion of Diana” for the Different Strokes From Different Folks blog. This blog was created by an artist I really admire named Karin Jurick. She posts a picture every couple of weeks for artists to paint (or draw). She then posts all the submitted versions. The end result is close to a hundred different interpretations of the same image. I did not enter my sketch, but I did get inspired to paint this piece. How fitting for this piece to be named “Diana”...the goddess of the hunt.
9x12 oil on canvas
I am very excited to announce that I had two pieces selected to be part of an inaugural art exhibit at LK MIX Art Gallery in West Palm Beach Florida. The Exhibit is called “Uncommon Objects” and runs through May. See their website at www.lkmix.com for more information and other featured artists. Also, an online gallery of the exhibit can be viewed at http://www.pbase.com/durgagarcia/uo
“Old Sheller” is one of my favorite paintings. Not only is it one of my first beach paintings, I did it in one sitting which is rare for me. Here in Delray it is very common to see people walking up and down the beach with nets and things to grab sea shells. I have several different photographs of people doing this and I think it may just become a series...
It can be purchased directly through the gallery, or you can contact me and I will be happy to assist you. (This painting is professionally framed).
I love this painting. I love the composition. I love the man who can wear this bathing suit and sit under a purple flowered umbrella. This painting is also jokingly known as “Man in Panties” as dubbed by my youngest son, Mason, and my beautiful friend, Feenie. Also, I have to give credit where credit is due. The photograph was taken by a friend of mine who -when he is not taking pictures of the hot moms on the beach with my camera- occasionally manages to capture a beautiful image worthy of painting. (Not to mention I told him to point in the direction of this guy and shoot). This painting is on exhibit at LK Mix through May. It can be purchased directly through the gallery, or you can contact me and I will be happy to assist you. (This painting is professionally framed).