These children's mother and I have declared this painting finished. I really like how it turned out. In the original photo the children are far apart, the grassy area goes way on back before the road and the trees and hills beyond are a minor area behind. We've reordered reality to put the children in relationship to each other and to celebrate the West Texas landcape.
Now it's allowed to dry before varnishing, and that will dry before packaging and shipping North.
May 17, 2006
by Susan Carlin on 5/17/2006