I'd been painting and working on several commissioned paintings lately. This one, though not a commission I painted from one of many photos my commissioner (don't you like that term? Nancy Medina, my friend and artist came up with it) had sent me. I'm not going to post the actual commissioned painting just yet since it is a surprise gift for my commissioner's spouse.
I had a small panel available so I was doing a little practice painting this little painting. It is now officially Autumn but memories of playing on the beach remain.
Art makes such a wonderful gift. It's lasting and personal.
I just went to see the movie "Eat, Pray, Love". Have you seen it or read the book. I wished there were more scenes of Italy, India and Bali - but since the movie was about the main character maybe that couldn't all be put into the movie.
I love watching a movie for it's scenes as well as for the story. Like "Under the Tuscan Sun" or "Only You", both movies that takes mostly in Italy. The movies gave the viewers a little bit of the views of the beautiful countrysides.
I wanted to play with colors - not a lot of them but just keep it simple and yet...this painting does have color as it has several layers and the bottom layer peeps through here and there. I titled this "It was" because I hope to do several of these that can be displayed in a group...It could be, It will be, It might be...who knows?