Final “Summer Pose”

Summer Pose CU

Lilibeth André, Summer Pose detail.

How fitting that I have the opportunity to head out to Galveston for a last summer visit to the beach as I write about the final sitting for Summer Pose.

Galveston was hot, even in the early hours of the morning. The walk along the seawall was breezy and I could feel the salt from the ocean breeze on my skin. I had to keep a  hand on my hat to keep it on my head.

The Strand was fun as always. More and more shops are open. Life after hurricane recovery seems to be getting back to normal outside of the markers on some buildings highlighting the water level. I especially enjoyed seeing the big chess pieces are back and some kids were making good use of them. It brought back memories of my kids playing a few games there summers past.

The crowds were very light but come lunch time, parking began to become scarce and more people bubbled up along the beach and the sidewalks trying to enjoy the beginning of the final weekend before school begins and the ‘official’ days of summer are over.

Summer Pose 10

Lilibeth André, Summer Pose, oil, 16,12

And as summer wraps up for another year, I complete Summer Pose with a final sitting.  With heavier paint and final tweaking to the scale and form I can now wait for this piece to dry before signing off on a new figure painting.


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