Into the World

Into the World

Oil on Canvas, 24″ x 24″ 
Available: $1,600.00

This is not a commissioned piece but an example of figurative work you
might expect from a commissioned painting.

I was painting on the beach in Hawaii during my vacation last summer
when this pair went into the water not far from where I had set up. I
didn’t have the confidence to try to paint them into the scene I was
working on… or the time. I barely had time to raise my camera and
press the shutter before the scene was gone. I watched them together in
the water and tried to imagine what it was like for this new little
person to encounter the ocean for the first time. You can see it in their body
language… lots of wonder, a little apprehension. The scene is like an
analogy of the anticipation of life.