Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Sandy and Margie Go to the Beach

This bit of weirdness was painted from a tiny, pixelated screen grab from Google Street View in Lido Di Jesolo, Italy, May's Virtual Paintout location. I've spent many hours looking for inspiration there but it wasn't working for me, until I saw these ladies loaded up with beach gear. Because I could barely see them in the screen shot, I was free to make up a lot of stuff, including their backstory. I accidentally gave "Sandy" big hair and since the location's only commerce is tourism, I decided she's a hard working waitress on her day off, taking her old mum to the beach. Margie the mom doesn't get out much, so I gave her some bright red lipstick and fresh hennaed curls for the outing. It was fun but I suspect I need to get out more myself or next you know, I could be dolling up like Margie. ;)


  1. Ok...I like the way Margie looks! And my hair is always big, and not be choice. So it all works beautifully together in my opinion. Hope they had fun too!

  2. I really enjoyed this, especially due to the backstory! It had me grinning... I hadn't thought of doing that. Adds a whole new level of fun to the project.

  3. Thank you both so much for your comments. I often do tend to imagine backstories for my paintings but hadn't really thought of sharing that before. I'm glad you enjoyed it!