“Daydreaming” Oil Painting 9×12 Oil on Linen – by Winifred Whitfield

I’ve loved this photo for a long time now and it was time for this painting. The photo reference was by photographers Art and Daphne Carlyle who travel and do many projects for Rotary International. They shared many of their photos with me and I appreciate being allowed to use them in paintings from time to time. Gradually, I’m getting some figurative work done. This is a little Guatemalan girl. I adore her seated position – especially her little left arm and hand tucked beneath her. I can just imagine it – such a kid thing to do.

In addition to the painting which takes place in my studio – I have 3 bins of composting worms – “red wigglers”, busy making what gardeners refer to as “black gold” which is worm poop! There is no unpleasant oder, in fact, it has a fresh smell – like the forest. I’m in the process of separating the worms from the castings. I would show you a photo but it would likely gross you out. I have several thousand worms in the 3 tote sized bins – the kind you find at Home Depot. They’re my pets. I’ve gone from camels to worms – and you thought my paintings were diverse!! See you in a few days. Winifred

13 thoughts on “Daydreaming

  1. Are you sure she is from Costa Rica? Looks like San Anotonio Palopo in Guatemala

    • Hi Daphne,

      I have two sets of photos. One set from you and another from a group of teachers. I thought this one was from them. I have your set separate but am I positive – NO. I always have contacted you and given you photo credit when I use yours but still I am not positive. In any event, I changed her appearance so it is an image of no one in particular – just a little girl. Great to hear from you. Hope you are safe. and well/

    • Daphne – I hunted the original photo reference down. It was in a folder with your name on it! I have the other group of photos separate. YOURS was the reference photo. I apologize and will give you photo reference credit. I do love that image of her sitting alone like that. I don’t know the names of the teachers who sent me the other reference photos – which is why they were not referenced.

  2. She is at Pilar and Catalina’s restaurant in San Antonio Palopo. You have done a beautiful painting of her and I am grateful for the memories of her that you have brought back for me. 🙂 <3

    • Thank you Daphne. I don’t know how you can remember – even the name of the restaurant. She is a cutie!

  3. Sweet picture… and such a kid thing to do. Wish I was still there! Nice work, Winifred. Great color, too.

    • Thank you Dee. I’ve never been to Guatemala.So glad I have photos! Have a safe and happy day. W

    • Thank you Maria. My initial; colors were more subdued – they didn’t work!

  4. As I said, no credit was necessary. I am just glad you found an image of interest and created such a beautiful painting. Now I am anxious to revisit the image as I have not actually done anything with it yet! It was a long time ago -2015 I think.

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