Work continues with painting sand using oil pastels . . . this week we start with another beach scene to take all of us land-locked folks to the shore. Maybe we’ll have a clam bake, fly a kite or just sit back and read a good book ~
To the Beach, an oil pastel (9×12) was painted on an artist canvas board using mainly Senneliers, Holbeins and Mungyo-Gallery OPs. Not my favorite surface, as the tooth fills up quickly, even with a coat or two of clear gesso – so for this particular painting a lot of scraping was done using a razor blade that helped to find textures in the grass and patterns in the sand. Realizing I opened up the right-side of the painting between the grasses (not good for composition, gives the viewer an escape) a few springs of sea grass were added here and there to discourage leaving the painting before a visit down to the beach.
Please enjoy the sea breeze . . . click onto the image for a larger view.
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