The Third Sister of Tonga by L. Martel

This is a 20″ x 24″ oil on canvas called The Third Sister of Tonga. When I started displaying my paintings I started with the first two sisters, The Gentle One and The Beauty. The Third Sister is the youngest and is a great beauty too, but there is something in her eyes that indicate vulnerability, and challenge.


14 thoughts on “The Third Sister of Tonga by L. Martel

    • I started painting many years ago when my children were young. At one point I handed my 4 year old son a paint brush and got him to help me with a 16′ x 16′ mural. This represents a life time of work.


      • The problem with oil paint is that it takes time to dry. There are different techniques – wet on wet and of course wet on dry. I use the wet on dry method so it can take years to finish a painting. But I have been experimenting with acrylics and I’ll be showing those in awhile.


      • I don’t use the paint that way. I use small portions and try to build on the painting. It’s like a fade in. It does tend to dry faster that way too. By using layers you get a indepth feel.


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