Monday, January 6, 2014

"Blue Boy", #6 of 30, by Beth Bathe

"Blue Boy", #6/30, 6 x 8 in, oil on linen panel
Living in Lancaster PA, I have the pleasure of being around the Amish, and they are one of my favorite photography subjects. I have hundreds of photos in my reference folders, all tagged for a "potential painting". This photo was taken at a "Mudsale" livestock auction. This little boy blue was deep in thought as he watched the auctionneer.

You may see or buy my other paintings at Daily Paintworks here.

5 comments:

Julie Riker said...

Interesting...many of the Amish do not appreciate being photographed. Yo must have to be sneaky about it. I like the way you handled the shirt.

Beth Bathe said...

I use an extremely large telephoto lens, and am very far away. I always shoot so they are unrecognizable. I always respect their personal space.

Larry Lerew said...

Wow Beth, I agree with Julie, your blue shirt is fantastic! You really captured the form of a big shirt on a small figure. Nice tension!

Sharon K Benner said...

Wonderful figurative work. I too like the way you handled the shirt.

Sue Marrazzo said...

What a pleasant Amish painting, Beth ( :