Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Josh and his beach friends, 20" x 10", Mixed Media on gessoed mountboard, 2009

This is entry into Karin Juricks DSFDF. It was a beach scene and my main model Josh had to be employed again but this time a picture from his much younger days.




Here he lands on beachland a new experience for him and his toys...........what next? You decide......anything is possible in a kids world!

This was done in acrylic, coloured biros, wax crayons, coloured pencils and tom bow brush pen wash markers on a gessoed mount board.

24 comments:

hissnhowl said...

Wow - I love this! And what a great use of the whole cabinet of art supplies:) Always an inspiration you are.

adebanji said...

Thanks Hissnhowl!

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Always special always beautiful.

adebanji said...

Thanks Irit!

Edward Burton said...

A wonderful piece, Adebanji - very fun.

adebanji said...

Thanks Edward!

L.Holm said...

So wonderful and whimsical. You always have a personal and splendid response to the DSDF challenge! Liz

adebanji said...

Thanks L.Holm!

dominique eichi said...

What a fabulous piece Adebanji. Josh will cherish this one as a souvenir with his childhood pals and such a perfect one for DSFDF. You dazzles us every-time.

adebanji said...

Thanks Dominique, You are right, he also said he wants the headphones in the picture!

Remi, United Kingdom said...

Oh Wow... this is awesome... the colours, even the look on ur little boys face! I love the earphones too! lol!

Hope you are doing good. I will have to commission a painting very soon. As soon as my 6 pack abs are ready for the unvailing in summer! :-)))

adebanji said...

Thanks Remi! You make me laugh!!!

artbyakiko said...

This is wonderful! So many toys and so many different media. I love it!

adebanji said...

Thanks Akiko!

jeannette stgermain said...

Adebanji,
there are not too many artists who do paintings of little boys (so menay concentrate on little girls).
Maybe consider it as a nitch for yourself? (to sell your work, that is). My sketches are quite simple in comparison to yours, but some people like the sketches more than my paintings! Do you have the same experience?
Please visit my blog, because I like to know your opinion about some possible steps I need/can take. Thanks, Jeannette!

adebanji said...

Thanks Jeannette, I'll give this a good thought.

So many people love my sketches than my paintings, I love sketching more than painting, so I am not surprised. If I had the choice and the way, and the ability, I would just draw, draw, draw, but people love colour! So sometimes I have thought of painting in black and white, or doing some seriously tonal paintings. I guess I am still exploring myself and discovering what I really have.

I'll check out your site right now.

Vern Schwarz said...

Adebanji, leave it to you to come up with something totally unique and beautiful. I love the electricity in the air, the sound waves and gorgeous colours.

adebanji said...

Thanks Vern! You've said it all!

Sheila said...

This is marvelous! What a wonderful/beautiful visual history of Josh you're collecting.

adebanji said...

Thanks Sheila! Yes they are piling up!

Victoria on Okinawa said...

You are truly creative. I love to see how you will interpret the DFDS challenge.

adebanji said...

Thanks Victoria!

Every Photo Tells A Story said...

I can't come up with anything someone hasn't already written, just that this such an imaginative, creative, and beautiful painting. Love the bright and vivid colors.

~Nancy

adebanji said...

Thanks ever so much Nancy!