Friday, June 5, 2009

On the Balcony - Oils - 46 x 60 cm

I have a friend who has a young and beautiful daughter . One Sunday while they were visiting I noticed her on the balcony and as I looked up at her I thought that it would make a lovely subject for a painting . I asked her to hold it right there and I rushed to get my camera .
She obliged by striking a few poses for me . This painting is the result .
Later while here mother who is also a beautiful woman , was helping her do her hair after a dip in our pool I managed to get a few more shots of them both and I did this painting of them both later
Hairdressers - Oils 50 x 75 cm

Story time - Oil painting by Barry Jackson
Oil on canvas - 59cm x 47cm

In ‘Story time’ my latest oil painting, I’m trying to capture the memories I have of my children when they were glued on my wife’s side during the daily routine of bed time story.

Reading to children is important for so many thing reasons; it develops the child’s appetite for reading, stimulates creativity, improves memory… I’m sure there are scientific studies spanning years to prove and disprove various theories.

This painting was done from photo’s and sketches taken (and made) while on holiday in Pletenberg Bay (on the Garden Route of South Africa). The light filtering through the window of hour beachfront suite was just perfect, and the models for the painting are my daughter and my 5 year old grandson.

To me story time is about the bond develops between parent and child and I’ve tried to put that into this painting.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Barry - nice paintings!
    I love the story behind the story time painting.