View Full Version : Worlds drifting apart

10-17-2015, 04:50 PM
Me and my mum '97, grand canyon, acrylics, 50x70cm.

This is a very personal piece. The relationship between me and my parents is not void of lint. While I have been painting some photos from that trip to 'murica for a couple of month now, it took me some time to dare paint those that show us.

I painted myself older than I was in the photo, and originally I was holding binoculars. Well...

Let me know what you think.


10-17-2015, 11:59 PM
sometimes I feel like I am with you in these paintings, they such an immediacy.
you capture the essence of the moment so well.

sech real good stuff


10-18-2015, 08:46 AM
Thanks so much, greg. I am glad and happy that it preserves its emotion once banned on canvas.

I feel that the one head next to her is too large...will change that.
Ps: this is '90 not '97... silly me

10-19-2015, 03:19 PM
final... happy now.

By the way, to all except Greg, this is personal but I am not touchy ;) So, if something's bothering you: shoot.

10-19-2015, 03:27 PM
she is definitely the focus and she doesn't look terribly impressed with having her photo taken

the mesh, etc. is a guard rail/staircase thing?
child and her sitting on edge of wall next to two standing in front of wall?

composition/placements/light/colors it's yummy, but never having been there i'm a little confused by it


10-19-2015, 06:59 PM
I like that here the border become clearer, less vague.
Your paintings are emotionally meaningful. You know that moment that you draw.
There is a plot, there is life.
It is a pleasure look at your work.
They bring a certain calm.
You correctly digging your well of inspiration.

10-19-2015, 08:41 PM
sometimes I feel like a motherless child...first thing that came to mind. Figures with their backs turned, somber look of the boy? Nice emotional moody piece

10-19-2015, 08:55 PM
very nice! Beautifully done and very moody, as Bev noted. Says a lot about the family!