This is a collaborative effort with the brilliant photographer Shadi Dunkin. She took some amazing underwater shots, and agreed to let me use one as reference for this painting. A portrait of her son in a swimming pool, I think this captures summer fun— ironically, you can't see his incredibly beautiful eyes!
Please check out Shadi's work at aksphotgraphyaustin.com, and consider hiring her for family events. She has some amazing fine art photos as well.
14" x 11" oil on Ampersand board. Georgetown Art Center Oct. 1-31. Not available; in a private collection.
Rhea Groepper Pettit
New works, new ideas.