Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Down to the Sea




...I must go down to the sea again, for the call of the running tide


Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;


And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,


And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying....

etc - John Masefield

I saw this child on the beach and suddenly remembered this poem from grade school that I loved, and I just had to paint her...(I googled & found the rest of the verse)20x28 on fabriano paper, mostly winsor newton paints.I would appreciate suggestions or tutorials for flesh tones in deep shadow, they give me a very hard time.

4 comments:

Gwen Buchanan said...

Beautiful Kathi! I really enjoyed seeing this at the harbor when you were just beginning it... so nice to see the finished work!! like the poem too!!

kathi dunphy said...

Thanks Gwen! You can google the rest of the poem if you put in "I must go down to the sea again"

Sandy said...

Wow your art is gorgeous. Came here by way of Gwen's blog.

I need to bookmark this and come back to see more.

kathi dunphy said...

Oh thank you Sandy! I have been an inattentive blogger indeed. There are not enough hours in the day it seems to keep up with all the summer work and the blog too...now I am going to see if I can remember how to add a picture...