A problem that I'm having with the painting are some of the reflections in the water. I like how Eakins' water looks so placid and the reflections are soft. Currently my reflections look kind of hard and "in your face". I hope to resolve this today. Let me know if you have any suggestions!
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Today I am working on a painting of a man rowing a boat. Rowing paintings always remind me of Thomas Eakins, an American Realistic painter of the late 1800's. I am pretty sure we had a print of this painting hanging in our house when I was young and I always thought that one of the men was my Dad.