Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Summer's Gone...

After the horrid ice storm that ravaged New England this week, I thought folks might appreciate a sunny beach picture. If you hold your ear to the screen you can actually hear the ocean!

I did this acrylic painting for my agent, Portfolio Solutions. It was part of a larger promotional piece that featured each illustrator's interpretation of the theme "toy box".

FYI: I had a big stuffed shark like that when I was a kid–and wish I still did!

4 comments:

Davis Freeberg said...

This one made me laugh when I saw it. The illustration is a typical feel good beach scene and then right smack dab in the middle of it, you put a bug eyed shark. I'm not sure if you were trying to be funny, but it makes the whole picture look fun and goofy.

JOHN B. WATSON said...

Another nearly perfect illustration to join the ranks of your other recent efforts from this year! The colors, composition, poses, perspective, paint rendering, etc. are remarkably well done. Really the only minor quibble, which almost doesn't merit a mention, is the girl's right eye (from the viewers' point-of-view) it appears slightly "squinty." Perhaps I'm the only one that noticed this. Regardless, this piece is superb achievement Robert!

Mrs. Chili said...

Robert, seriously - you've painted my younger daughter!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/7794572@N05/2336019740/

Trev said...

wow! love that shark. totally makes the illustration!