Tahoe Swim

Last year I was inching back to a focus on the figure, and it’s now official!  This will be my focus in 2010: the figure alone, in interiors and in the landscape.  Starting next week, I’m will start studying weekly with Al Tofanelli (Fridays, 9am-1pm at l’Atelier aux Couleurs in Petaluma).  My workshop with Peggi Kroll-Roberts last year re-invigorated my interest.

This painting was done from a reference photo taken while staying with good friends in Lake Tahoe last summer. I’d painted this similar painting last year. While the figures are small in this painting, I spent a lot of time on them.  The smallest errors in the figure really stand out, so it’s a great challenge (and I need that this year!).

Enjoy, your feedback/critique always appreciated!

Tahoe Swim
Tahoe Swim, Oil on Linen, 12x16

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One thought on “Tahoe Swim”

  1. Beautiful painting. I feel adding figures to landscapes adds an extra dimension that sometimes “makes” the painting.
    Love the bluish bounce on the rock ledge. May be add some reflection in the water?
    I have to post and email you my last watercolor because the subject is so similar it is uncanny, a kid walking on the rocks by a lake.
    Except mine is holding flippers and snorkel and it’s more on the foreground.

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