I’m painting this on a 30×40″ gallery wrapped canvas, which is a little more absorbent and has a bit more tooth than my usual stretched linen. Hopefully this won’t fight against me too much. I need bigger brushes! I want to keep this loose and fresh, like the plein airs, with not too much detail (but just enough.)
Right now I am referencing an image of my inspiration plein air (now sold) on my monitor, and a second study painted to scale up to 30×40″ that I worked up in the studio. The colors are really off in this snapshot, but you get the idea:
In the second study I tried to recreate the feeling of the original plein air, but with a few compositional adjustments to the horizon, sky, and beach path.
It feels good to be working on something large. I have avoided it lately because of my sporadic schedule, but things don’t seem to be changing much in that area of my life any time soon, so what the heck.Site Search Tags: