“A Fantastic Day at the Beach”

A Fantastic Day at the Beach” (2007)
by Paolo Rivera (1981-)
11 x 17 in., acrylic and gouache on Bristol board
Coppola Collection

This was used as the cover to the “Splash Page Art Sketchbook” (the ever-pleasant Mike Hay, owner of SplashPageArt, represents Paolo).

This had been painted “years earlier” but only saw the light of day when it was auctioned off at the SplashPageArt site. Paolo says he adjusted Sue’s face from the original version, hence the 2007 date to the piece.