Friday, February 13, 2009

The top three images are of a painting just completed, based upon a plein air sketch, made some forty years back. This and some other sketches and photos will be the subject of a new group of paintings that will go on my website ( in the coming weeks.

Sometimes it is hard (for me) to explain exactly what catches my eye, while wandering about enjoying the fresh shoreline environment while looking for painting material. I think, in this case, it was the shape and texture of the breakwater with the lushness of the sand dune looming above.

I had difficulty with values creating this picture and, even now, in its finished state, it does not have the contrast as in the photo taken at the time the sketch was made.

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