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Hatteras Light - Original Oil Painting by Waitsel Smith

Commission a similar work from Waitsel"Hatteras Light" - Oil on Canvas - 48" x 24" - Copyright © 2017 Waitsel Smith. All Rights Reserved.

This continues my interest in the human figure and the advertising image. (See comments by Biruta Erdmann, Assistant Professor in Art History, East Carolina University at the bottom of my Recommendations page.) I began doing paintings that were twice as wide as they are tall in 2012. Most contain a life-size figure. When the paintings are hung at eye level, they give the impression that the figures are in the room with you, and that helps to draw you into the painting. In "Hatteras Light," you get the feeling that you're standing on the beach next to the girl with the golden hair, admiring the lighthouse.

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