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Rainy Day Painting

It was cold and rainy Saturday. My wife, Casey, and the three older boys took off in the early morning to an out of town AAU basketball game. Spending a day along with a two year old isn’t something I’ve done in awhile. We had a blast, we watched Curious George, we ate gold fish, I changed a couple of “deuces”. Somewhere about naptime I was fiddling through some photos and stumbled on an image of my boys in the water last fall. I have been admiring a some oil paintings local ladies are cranking out at Butler Studio classes and thought: If they’re all painting kids on the beach maybe I’m inspired to give it a whack. This is my fifth oil painting. I played with a bunch of water color, cheap acrylics, and lots of illustration as a kid— now I’m digging painting. All I need is a studio and some silence. (A poorly lit kitchen and interruptions of a typical day are not conducive to creativity.) But here it is– not signed but I’ll probably quit here:

Four Boys in North Carolina Waves

Four Boys in North Carolina Waves

Detail of Mac and Sam

Detail of Mac and Sam

Detail of Elias and Forrest

Detail of Elias and Forrest

The Photo of My Boys

The Photo of My Boys


2 thoughts on “Rainy Day Painting

  1. I like your painting so much better than the photograph — it’s really good, Will. Awesome play of light on the water — I can almost hear the waves and the laughter. Nicely done!

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