Warm summer air - gentle breezes - tiny waists - summer dresses - clear blue water - bright sunny skies
On a sunny summer day three girls stand at the seashore smelling the ocean breeze and listening to the ripples of water lapping at the shore. These are the moments that friendships are made of.
The girls watch a sailboat quietly gliding across the horizon in the crystal clear sea that mirrors a crisp blue sky with the sun shining brilliantly overhead. The hats protect them from the sun's hot rays.
The body language points out to us that the girls are not chatting, but instead just watching and quietly enjoying each other's company. No words are needed.
Who are they? Are they sister? Friends? Cousins?
Where are they? Are they at the lake? At the cottage? At the beach?
What are they doing? Are they enjoying an ice cream or cold drink? Reflecting on their day? An experience they had together? Are they looking forward to an outing together? Are they debutantes, waiting for the yacht so they can join the party on board? Or maybe the boat is a ferry to an island garden party?
These are all questions that run through my mind when I created and when I look at this painting. They are questions that everyone would answer differently. They are questions that even I would answer differently depending on my mood and circumstances.
What do you think? Who do you see in the painting? What do you think they are doing? What story does the painting tell you?
My paintings are little bits of me, moving from within me and out onto the canvas. Each painting comes from an emotional connection I feel with the painting’s inspiration.
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