Thursday, September 29, 2011

#29 - Beach Study

Beach Study 1
8" x 8"
Oil on Canvas

It has been a while since I've been to the beach. Seems like a lifetime ago, actually. Probably because since the last time I was at a beach I have become a totally different person. But that's a long, not always happy story so we'll put it away for another time. The point is, is that I had forgotten the peace of sitting on the beach, breeze skimming across my skin, sun soaking in with nothing to do but read, enjoy the company and every few moments just marvel in the bright color and beauty that is blue water and pure white powder sand. Sigh.

This painting is intended to be a study for a larger work. I purposefully edited out everything but sky, water and sand, just trying to catch the light and color that was in front of me.

I like it.

Monday, September 19, 2011

It can still be done!

There are 102 days left in 2011. I have 3 paintings in the works and that leaves 69 remaining to finish this year. I have 3 additional paintings that I have deposits on and need to begin sketching. So we're heading in to crunch time! I think I can, I think I can, I think I can...