Nostalgic underwater portraits take you back to childhood summer fun

The summer months draw crowds to the water’s edge. The lakes, oceans, and pools are a venue for fun and relaxation. It was memories of childhood summers spent in the lakes of Northern Minnesota that inspired painter Samantha French to create a series of water paintings.

The portraits of swimmers surrounded by blue water evoke the sounds, sights, and experiences of a summer weekend. Although her series includes portraits above and below the water, the divers are especially striking when surrounded by the blue water. A study of light and movement, these water portraits effectively use color and form to create the water ripples and bubbles of swimming.

clearwater_2014_5x7

2014_surface_6464

sam-5

2013_aquasunrise

sam-3

sam-2

sam-9

sam-7

sam-6

 

2014_perfectsilence_5x7

sam-10

Permalink @ DesignFaves

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s