Dude on the beach

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I worked on the couple sitting on a log.  I like the way they are painted loosely, sometimes I get hung up on details and everything gets really tight.  I have no interest in photo realism (for me to paint that is, I appreciate other people’s work) and I have been thinking of ways to further abstract my paintings.

Here’s the whole beach scene.  I worked on a bunch of stuff all over.

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I passed Morning Paper onto my friend.  She cried.  It was an emotional subject for her because it’s of her mother when she was young and healthy and bright and read all the time.  She loved to read the paper everyday.  Now she has Alzheimer’s disease and can no longer read.  I could see the mixed emotions in her reaction to the painting, of seeing the beauty in her mother brought to life in vibrant color and at the same time miss her mother lost to Alzheimer’s.

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