Thursday, May 6, 2010

The Leap

12"x9"
oil on linen

27 comments:

Vern Schwarz said...

Wow, isn't this a gorgeous painting. Full of light and life.

Manon Doyle said...

A very happy painting! I'd love to be doing that right now!!

Dana Cooper said...

Your figures are so wonderful Edward, and this piece has such a great sense of fun...well done!

Tammy Hext said...

What a great painting Edward. I love how you handled the water and the figure is bang on.

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Ed,
This looks like a post card.
What a wonderful painting.
Happy summer to you.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

This is magnificent, and brings forth all the joyous thoughts of summer at the beach! I LOVE this, and I would LOVE to be there right now.
The figure is painted so well, and the transparency and movement of the water is, well - just straight out amaing!

Angela Elledge said...

Goodness, Edward, this is outstanding. I've gone back and looked at your figure up close a couple of times, just when I think I have one section that I love I find another. Your perspective in the figure's left arm and shadow is nothing less than amazing. Outstanding!!

Teresa said...

I feel a real connection to this - I am at a loss for words except Bravo!

Nancy Medina said...

Wow Ed, this is nothing short of amazing. Great work!

Greener Bangalore said...

WOW! just picture perfect! still wondering how you bring in that foam! and the body language of the kid shows clearly the excitement.....awesome work Edward!

dominique eichi said...

WOW....... She is so full of life . What a fabulous piece this is. Her arms and legs are so perfect. Those little dots of reflections are so cool. This piece definitively exemplifies summer.

Mona said...

Oh boy Ed, I really like this one!!! It sparkles in so many ways!

Susan Roux said...

Just lovely!

Cathyann said...

Wow is right...the water on her fee and the ocean itself is remarkable!!! Beautifully handled, Edward.

Gwen Bell said...

Great work on the figure so good and the water is so realistic. Love those sparkles!

Gary Keimig said...

great painting Ed. You really captured the feeling of the jump with the composition, lighting and design.

Trevor Lingard said...

This is amazing Edward.
The movement in all the elements is masterly.
Best Regards

Ann Rogers said...

Edward, what a joyful painting, full of life and color. I feel like it's a special invitation into the summer months ahead.

Celeste Bergin said...

joyful

Sheila said...

This is wonderful! You captured the sense of joy and simple pleasure of enjoying nature. The water looks awesome!

Rishi Kapil said...

Beautiful painting , truly gorgeous colours and light

Kim VanDerHoek said...

LOVE, love, love this painting! The emotion, movement, composition and the proficiency with which you handled the paint is absolutely beautiful!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

everything about this is spot on. Love the neutral colors between the waves and the ocean. Excellent physiology on the figure.
Very cool painting, Edward.

Dean H. said...

I must join in the joyful chorus, my friend...Extremely well done! The surf...the figure...right on down to the wet gleam on her left heel!

Dewberry Fine Art said...

Boy I love this. You really captured the movement and the water. Great figure. Feels like a wonderful warm day at the beach.

Kari Tirrell said...

Edward, this painting is amazing. Perfect water. Perfect everything, actually. Excellent work.

The Bull said...

Wonderful job on this, I agree the rendering of the waves and water is nicely done.