Sketch by Sarah Sullivan of a Mother with her barefoot child


Last July I got a good start painting this sketch of my sister and her barefoot child. I liked the body language between the two of them but had trouble with the hillside above the pond. When I had to stop before finishing, I put it aside thinking I would get to it later. Tonight I added some lights on the hill and the right side of the water and that seems to have fixed it for me.

This is a 12 X 12 gouache sketch on black paper.

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7 Responses to Reflections

  1. AANGEE says:

    This is wonderful!i love the colors and the perspective!

    Sent from my iPhone



  2. AANGEE says:

    This is so amazing! I keep coming back to it. There is power and movement in this!

    Sent from my iPhone


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  3. She Art says:

    Ha! The composition is “radiating” color, value, light, dark. Very interesting Sarah!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. What beautiful use of colors!
    Cheers, Charu

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