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Recent Figure Paintings

girl and her father dance with a flag
This is one of my favorite recent watercolor paintings, a girl with a flag in one hand, holding unto her father, and dancing down the middle of a street of trees. It is from the hachnassat sefer Torah that I posted about a while back.

man and his car
One advantage of not achieving likeness in a portrait is that I feel more comfortable sharing this painting of a long ago relative. He must have really been proud of that car.

Lenape Trail figures
We went on a family hike during Pesach. The morning before the hike I painted two pages in my sketchbook with exercises from Shari Blaukopf’s book Working with Color. When I got back from the hike I drew figures of our family hikers with ink on top of the pre-painted pages. I added a touch of watercolor to each figure.

Lorri M. says

What a poignant painting! He is dressed sharply! Look at the car! The running board. I used to ride on one, as I child. It was on a neighborโ€™s car. He would give the neighborhood children a ride on it, down the block, occasionally.

Beautiful flow and contrasts. Thank you for bringing me back to my childhood. ๐Ÿ’œ

I absolutely love the flow, and movement of the girl, with her father! There is so much emotion in this painting! Such joy! One can feel the slight wisp of motion emanating from her! Beautiful! ๐Ÿ’œ

Leora says

Glad to bring back fond memories. I love showing the bond of daughter and father.


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