Big Man On The Beach

16"x20" acrylic on canvas. I took this photo years ago with the hopes of painting it some day. Well someday has arrived. This was taken so long ago that I don't remember what beach we were visiting.

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Comment by Susan G. on May 18, 2017 at 7:13am

I love the Big Man!  I have had a desire to paint plus size people also.  Don't know why.  Just intrigued.  I love the tummy and the hand and the shadow under the chair.  He's a contented man.  The beach towel on the beach chair is great and I also love the sunlight on the boy's shoulder.

Comment by Karen Ilari on April 26, 2017 at 6:17pm

Ha ha, love it! Nice composition with him gazing left, but then we see the boy and that directs us back into the painting again. Great sense of light in this one David! I also love the shape of the windbreak repeating his shape. Great job!

Comment by Wanda McDonald on April 12, 2017 at 3:58pm

Excellent getting that extra bit of light effect in a very bright sunny picture to begin with. The man's clothing is really well done!

Comment by Linda Wooding on April 11, 2017 at 10:40am

Your style is very unique! I love the sun hitting the boy's shoulders and the  man's clothing! Very cool!

Comment by David Gibson on April 10, 2017 at 2:36am
Thank you all so much for the nice comments.
Comment by Sarah Irland on April 9, 2017 at 6:44pm

Very Nice, David.  Great job with the clothing.  The stripes in the background work in a surprising way.  It is a great scene.

Comment by Wenda Spooner on April 8, 2017 at 1:58pm

haha, this is a painting to put a smile on everyones face. i love it!

Comment by Marion on April 8, 2017 at 9:27am
Wonderful. You see paintings in things I just walk by.
Comment by Philippe JOLLIVET on April 8, 2017 at 7:31am

Such a fun! And very well done David!

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