Ripples Never Come Back

Ripples Never Come Back

The chosen palette and your technique make this very expressive.

Excellent Kathy. Colours are great. Love the reflections and ripples in the water. Wonder if the lad is contemplating some mischief!

I was immediately captured by this image and the song reference which is a favourite of mine.

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This image was taken from a photo of a boy deep in thought. The ripples on the water represent those thoughts. It was painted and drawn using Inktense water colour pencils over a gesso under painting. I used sandpaper to bring out the highlights and to add texture.

About the Artist
Kathy Gales

As a very young girl at school I remember painting a picture of a boat on the sea. It was probably just a red and blue splodge but I was commended for it and from then on I fell in love with trying to make recognisable images. My early work was mostly detailed drawings but later I started to…

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