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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Five Meter

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"5 Meter"
Oil, 6" x 6" on canvas panel

I was asked by a friend if I would donate a painting for the upcoming Rose Bowl Aquatics Water Polo fundraiser and auction. Although I am not involved with the organization, my boys do play water polo and I am a huge fan of the sport. Of course it would have been easy to just donate one of my "boat paintings" but I thought I should try to paint something that might be more appropriate for water polo families. So as I was sitting at my boys water polo game yesterday afternoon I decided I needed to come up with something fun.

This was a quick one ... because I am TOO BUSY WITH COMMISSIONS ... but I really had fun painting it. Originally I painted the hand in the shadow but it was way too dark. So I redid it this morning. And I had no idea that hands were so hard to paint! Yikes!


Megha Chhatbar said...

Hi Leslie...I like hand very much. The body parts are real difficult to make but u did a gr8 job! The background color and the green grass is a great idea..This makes painting more beautiful..:)

Pencil Sketch: Rajasthani Man playing flute

Sandra Galda said...

Nice powerful composition, I like the contast and the movement.

Mary Lor said...

Hi Leslie,

I love this painting! There is so much movement in it. Hands are a big challenge but you did a terrific job! I'm curious to know how much it will fetch at auction. Bet it will be more than the amount you normally charge. Love looking at your work every day!

Trevor Lingard said...

This is fabulous Leslie
I just love the approach you have to this subject. So immediate and fresh.


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