Saturday, October 31, 2009

"Beth and Billie: A Radio Flyer Day"














©Becky Brocato
"Beth and Billie: A Radio Flyer Day"
9" x 12"
Watercolor on Arches 300 CP

This commission is complete and has been presented to the family. I painted the kids using a photo taken when they were little. And the background was composed from one of my photos that I took of a pretty country road a few years ago. They are very pleased with how it turned out. The mom had this to say about the new painting, which will hang over their fireplace:

"This was one of my favorite photos of the kids when they were young; unfortunately the background was a dirty garage. The painting captures the kids perfectly and now they are surrounded by a scenic background. I smile every time I look at it!"

Thank you, Sherry and Paul, for entrusting me with this wonderful little moment in Beth and Billie's young lives!

By the way, blog readers, if you were going to have a painting done of a family member, would you prefer a formal portrait or a slice-of-life painting? Just curious.

5 comments:

Vicki Greene said...

Great job! This one certainly brought a smile to my face.

Becky Brocato said...

Thank you, Vicki! I really had fun painting it!

tales from an oc cottage said...

WOW! You are so talented!!!

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ohbabydotcom said...

your work is the best I've seen for watercolor. your children are beautiful. really enjoyed viewing your pieces. great talent!

Becky Brocato said...

Thank you so much, ohbabydotcom! Enjoyed looking at your blog, too!