Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The position of the sun (a painting by Shirley Deane/Midyett)

Detail of photo from which
the painting was done
What’s right, what’s wrong?

By Vic Midyett

I just had to share this stunning painting of Shirley’s. It’s from a photo our oldest granddaughter took of her hubby and two sons on a beach in Washington state (see detail). The sun was absolutely in the wrong place, photographically, but Shirley got the effect and it turned out well, interesting and different, I thought.
Off the coast of Washington state (12" x 16")
    It was the boys’ first time to the beach. (They had all just moved from Oklahoma to Oregon.) Someone who knows the coastline of Washington state will probably recognize the location with that large rock in the background out to sea.

Copyright © 2016 by Vic Midyett & Shirley Deane/Midyett

10 comments:

  1. in awe of her abilities,particularly, that red in their reflection

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  2. She says, "Susan, I thank you so much for your supportive comments. Bless you in your delightful work also."

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  3. Shirley is one of the most gifted and talented people I've ever met. Love her work!!

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  4. Susan & Viola, comments such as yours make the editor extra proud to have welcomed Shirley Deane/Midyett to share her work here. And thanks to the artist's husband for acting on her behalf as impresario and commentator. I should perhaps disclose, however, that it was I who first uttered the adjective "stunning" for this particular painting. I haven't recovered yet, and may never recover, from the impact this painting had on me from the first moment I beheld it.

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  5. Oh my.. so overwhelming to 'let in'. Bless you, bless you all so much.

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  6. Karen Abbey, daughter of my sister Mary Alice Condley, praises the work as "an amazing painting!"

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  7. Really good painting. I've been on that beach...remember the rock. It looks better in your painting and a lot warmer.

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  8. Awesome ya'll!! I just knew someone would recognize the place. Thanks so much for the supportive comments.

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  9. I think I've seen the place too. Partly cloudy afternoon. The scene was dominated by black sand, black rock, dark water. This is certainly a different experience!

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