Thursday, January 10, 2008

Summer Memories- WIP (note: finish posted 9/18/08)

This is a painting I started last Fall, which I intend to finish. The subject here happens to be me, and the reference I used is an old snapshot from my childhood in the late 1950's.
I took some liberties here. I grew up on Long Island, back when Levittown was the model for postwar suburbs. The background in this painting is invented--the setting didn't really look like this--but we did have a metal swingset that I loved.
The snapshot I used is old and frayed, so I am making some of it up as I go along. The colors in the photo are faded, but the memories aren't.

4 comments:

Jo Castillo said...

Rhonda, Very nice. The light and shadow on the little girl is well done and formed. Nice colors and contrast.

I'm happy that you are posting again!

See ya....

Rhonda Hurwitz said...

Jo, thank you for your encouragement.

Polly Jones said...

this is so lovely! thanks for helping me remember summer

JMahorney said...

This is so well done. Great sense of light and wonderful color variations that add so much excitement. You've really captured this moment.