Thursday, December 15, 2011

Summers Past

Summers Past, 8 x 8
commission

This is one of two small commissions I just finished. A family friend, who is mother to two boys who are now young adults, wanted to give each a painting as Christmas presents. Both commissions depict memories of the boys' favorite summer activities at their grandparents' property along Cypress Creek in Wimberley. This painting is of the older brother, Matthew. I will post Jeffrey's picture tomorrow. Click here to view a plein air study I did along the creek last June.

10 comments:

Karen Bruson said...

Beautiful!

mary maxam said...

This is so wonderfully painted and what a great gift! Somebody will be very lucky to get it.

SUSAN RODEN said...

Fun and festive - they will love it Stephen!

Kathy Cousart said...

Stephen, this is beautiful. The light coming across the entire scene is gorgeous. Great job on painting the boy in motion and a difficult position. Wonderful thoughtful gifts for sure.

carol morgan carmichael said...

Perfect moment and light! What a treasure. Beautiful job!

martinealison said...

Je suis certaine que cette oeuvre va enthousiasmer ce jeune garçon qui a grandi!!... Que de beaux souvenirs allez-vous lui offrir grâce à cette superbe peinture.
J'aime le contraste et la profondeur de cette toile.
Vos verts sont admirables...
Gros bisous et joyeuses fêtes.

Carol Nelson said...

Awesome painting - a treasure for sure.

Kay said...

super painting..

Stephen Parker said...

Thanks to all of you. The boys' mother seems very happy. I hope Matthew and Jeffrey will be, too.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

you nailed that!