"Boys just want to have fun" - Oil Painting by Avril Brand

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Oils on canvas (50 × 70 cm)

I had lots of fun painting this scene of three brothers hard at work on the beach…

One little fellow is trying hard to remove clay and sand from the hole they dug but ends up dropping half his spadeful back into the water…

Another little brother huffs and puffs his way up to the pool but his bucket is always half full by the time he reaches it…

And the oldest brother… well, judging from the grin, he must be the ‘supervisor’…

This painting was done at request from Lisa Wilson and the three brothers are her little sons. I used different photographs and with different poses to make up a story for this painting!!

I hope you like it Lisa!!


beach, waves, holiday, zealand, children, sand, new, working, boys, seaside, brothers, expressions


  • drjones
    drjonesalmost 6 years ago

    ah that’s so sweet!! great job Avril…so talented!

  • Thank you so much!!!

    – Avril Brand

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellalmost 6 years ago

    A great painting Avril typical boys.

  • Thank you Irene… I loved weaving a little story into the painting…

    – Avril Brand

  • Arie van der Wijst
    Arie van der W...almost 6 years ago

    It looks fabulous Avril!! I love the way you painted the wet part of the beach, it is perfect. And the little guys are wonderful! Well done!

  • Thank you so much dear Arie!!! Hugsxxx

    – Avril Brand

  • Mar Silva
    Mar Silvaalmost 6 years ago

    What an amazing Masterpiece!

  • Thank you so much, Mar!!

    – Avril Brand

  • dnlddean
    dnlddeanalmost 6 years ago

    hey this is cute takes me back to my childhood and family holidays befor the world turned nasty love the tones and colour in this really adds to the warmth of the picture

  • Aww thanks dean!!

    – Avril Brand

  • Polly x
    Polly xalmost 6 years ago

    So lovely, I particularly like the boy in the centre with his wrinkled shorts and spilling bucket. Lovely detail throughout

  • The painting is a lot more detailed than the photo shows… you will have to show me how to use a camera, Paulette!!!!

    – Avril Brand

    GEORGE SANDERSONalmost 6 years ago

    Great painting, Avril, I bet your friend is well pleased with the result !

  • Thank you so much, George!!!

    – Avril Brand

  • Anita Inverarity
    Anita Inverarityalmost 6 years ago

    That is just so brilliant and natural Avril xxxx

  • Thank you!!!

    – Avril Brand

  • Macky
    Mackyalmost 6 years ago

    A painting that has taken me back to my childhood, thank you Avril for that opportunity.

  • I can imagine you playing on Bloubergstrand, Macky… which little boy would you be??? LOL

    – Avril Brand

  • Rahul Kapoor
    Rahul Kapooralmost 6 years ago

    This is so Cool…. Lovely..

  • Thank you so much, Rahul!

    – Avril Brand

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