Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Pat-A-Cake with a shadow

Pat A Cake
9 x 12
Oil on Raymar panel

When I saw the Daily Paintworks challenge this week I knew I wanted to paint this scene of my grandson playing pat-a-cake in our front yard.  The perspective was a little different for me but I just kept "seeing" the shapes and it came together pretty quickly.  I also tried to incorporate a bit of David Shevlino's technique by not overworking my strokes.  Mine are a poor substitute for David's confident swooshes...but I am learning with every swoosh of my own!


  1. This is a great submission to the shadow challenge. Love his hat and pants too! What a perfect model!

  2. Wonderful, Maria!! I like the perspective. And this is perfect for the DPWchallenge.

  3. This one is good. I can tell you worked on it faster because it doesn't have as much detail, but it's really good. I think you should consider doing more that has very little detail and can be more conceptual.

  4. Wonderful painting! That shadow is just awesome! Love the perspective too! Great job on the arms-fabulous flesh tones!!

  5. I love this one Memere! It captures my babe so well! I can just tell it is him. I love the simplicity of it. It makes him/his shadow the focal point. I find simplicity beautiful. Love it!


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