Soft pastel on A4 size sand coloured Mi-Teintes TEX paper

The challenge theme for this month at my local art society was “ocean”.

This is a picture of my husband and daughter fishing at Caloundra.

This has been a MASSIVE step outside my comfort zone. I think I must have redone my husband’s face at least 6 times! I’m still not completely happy with the faces but have decided that if I don’t stop being a perfectionist it would
never be finished in time.

Maybe for my next challenge I will take on something a bit more simple!

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father, daughter, beach, ocean, fishing, buddies, sand, seascape, pastel, dianne ilka

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  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallabout 3 years ago

    Well done! Handsome man and lovely child. Congrats, I think you have succeeded in drawing people….very difficult for me as well! ;-)

  • Thankyou Liz! I have actually even made some more changes to my husband’s hair since putting this on rb. He is looking way too bald in this shot LOL! The more I look at the faces the more I am not happy with them. I think if I fiddle any more though I will just completely wreck it so I will keep it behind glass and not touch it.

    – Dianne Ilka

    GEORGE SANDERSONabout 3 years ago

    Lovely artwork, Dianne !

  • Thankyou George! I really appreciate it.

    – Dianne Ilka

  • Val Saxby
    Val Saxbyabout 3 years ago

  • Thankyou so much Val. I’m thrilled

    – Dianne Ilka

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanabout 3 years ago

    it is a lovely pastel painting of what is most precious to you Dianne…and you have done a wonderful job of the portraits..a touching scene indeed.

  • Thankyou so much Linda for your lovely comments and encouragement!

    – Dianne Ilka

  • jatro
    jatroabout 3 years ago

    I wish I could paint the water like you did. Very beautiful work in every way! :)

  • Thankyou! It was only my second attempt at water and first if the ocean so fairly happy with it.

    – Dianne Ilka

  • Karen  Hull
    Karen Hullabout 3 years ago

    This is beautiful Dianne – lovely colours and such a charming scene!!! :)

  • Thankyou so much Karen for the lovely comment :)

    – Dianne Ilka

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonabout 3 years ago

    Congratulations! This work is featured in the Realist Paintings about Water group – 9th May 2011

  • Thankyou so much Lynda!

    – Dianne Ilka

  • BasantSoni
    BasantSoniabout 3 years ago

    Another grand work of super vision ..

  • And another lovely comment! Thanks

    – Dianne Ilka

  • Loretta Marvin
    Loretta Marvinabout 3 years ago

  • Thankyou!

    – Dianne Ilka

  • leapdaybride
    leapdaybrideabout 3 years ago

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