Saturday, August 12, 2017

Impressionist Painting Depicts Beach Life on Treasure Island, Florida

Hues of Blue and Pink Provide a pleasant Afternoon for Beachgoers

Beach Life
14" x 11"
oil on canvas
By Jack Providenti

In this painting my aim was to portray people enjoying the hot and hazy atmosphere of a typical sunny day here on the beaches of Treasure Island, Fl.

It is interesting that painting a hot sandy beach is in many ways similiar to painting a frozen field of snow. I'm reminded of  one of my favorite impressionist paintings by Claude Monet, The Magpie, which depicts a field of  freshly fallen snow. One could almost use the same palette and loose brush strokes to paint a beach as he did to paint snow. Interesting, isn't it?

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