Thursday, July 7, 2011

Mother and daughter

Oil on canvas panel, 65x54 cm


William R. Moore said...


Gestures of the figures nicely done and also like your treatment of edges on the mother's hat and dress.

Jussi Tarvainen said...

Just say when I can start crying! This is stunning. And the red accent on the childs toe is wicked:D

E.Milz said...

Hi mate,
I love everything in this painting. The composition is great, shadows are amazing, brushwork, edges, values. Its perfect! Is this a studio painting from a photo or did you plein air it?


Arto Isotalo said...

Thanks a lot to you all for your nice comments!

William: I'm very happy with those edges, it was fun experimenting with them.

Jussi: Those kind of accents are always fun to do :)

E.Milz: This is a studio painting. I took a lot of reference photos when we were in Spain recently. This beach scene is from Altea.

Jesus Estevez said...

Great work Arto, i know Altea very well, the painting has the light and ambiance of Sorolla, but with people of today,color and light edges composition, every thing is very good. Cheers.

Arto Isotalo said...

Thank you very much Jesus! I saw a lot of Sorolla's works, and the light in his paintings was just amazing. Something to strive for. Cheers!

Darrell Baschak said...

You are a masterful painter Arto. Are you interested in parting with this painting? Please contact me through my blog if this is something that you are willing to consider. Wonderful!

Antti Rautiola said...


It was priviledge to see this at the almost-final-stage.
It was good already then, but now its just amazing!

Arto Isotalo said...

Thank you Darrell! I sent you email.

Thanks Antti! When are coming to check out the final version? :)