Sunday, July 31, 2011

Emerald Morning, Sunset Beach

"An Emerald Morning, Sunset Beach"
plein air painting
11 x 14 inches
oil on canvas

Strong shadows, soft greens and blues with calm waters on the Gulf Of Mexico. This is a somewhat re-worked version of a plein air painting which had not been completed until now. Painting on site challenges the painter to not waste brush strokes, as the light changes quickly. After a composition is decided upon, the focus is to define the dark shapes which create the shadows. Back in the studio, I added some depth & interest by adding complimentary colors.

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