July 24, 2010

red bucket

8 x 16, oil on canvas
I was inspired by the glow of the sand bucket for this one, and how the sunlight caught her hair.

"The sea, the great unifier, is man's only hope.
Now, as never before, the old phrase has a literal meaning:
we are all in the same boat"...
These timely words of wisdom were written years ago by one of my heroes who was was a tireless advocate for the sea. Born 100 years ago, his work and legacy lives on. To learn more, click here: Jacques Cousteau

6 comments:

Marian Fortunati said...

I like the back-lighting effect!!

Gwen Bell said...

Beautiful back lighting. Love the way her hair and the red bucket look. Terrific work, Faye! So graceful!

Paz said...

very nice!

paz

Jack Riddle said...

Faye--haven't checked in for a while, but see that you haven't lost your touch for the soft and sensitive--in fact it's better than ever. This is a beautiful piece. I'm back posting after a long time missing. Check it out.

Barbara Pask said...

Sweet sweet painting, I love how it is back lit.

Dana Cooper said...

Love your figures Faye, they are very sensitively handled!