"Beach Baby Bennett"
Value Study / Underpainting
I was not going to post anymore 'works in progress,' but I decided to post this one because I like the drawing quality and watercolor effect. I am originally trained as a watercolorist, so learning to work with oils has been very challenging for me. I always want to work from light to dark instead of dark to light. The two mediums are so opposite from each other that I must force myself in oils to try to undo all I know and work backwards.
Anyway, this is my grandson, Bennett, at his first outing at the beach. He is one and half yrs. and had no clue what to do with the toys and the sand, but I can see his concentration here as he tries to figure it out. I have another one of his sister, also first experience at that beach, that will be coming along as well.