All good things must come to an end, at least for this year ~ the last of the sand dune series. I’ll bet you are ready to move on, me too and have several new subjects/paintings started ~
Past the Dunes, an oil pastel (5×7) painted on a prepared Ampersand Board. Oh this was one interesting painting to do – it was started some 10 days ago, but I couldn’t quite get happy with the colors and feel to the piece. There was no underpainting with this piece, whites of the board kept showing through the grass – no matter what colors I added there stood the whites. With a good couple of swipes with a razor blade, I’ve got to say some gorgeous blends started to come together, and the rest they say is history. I purposely keep the scene with a hazy-like feel to the atmosphere – letting the warmth of the day meet the viewer as they make their way down to the water.
Here’s to a lazy day at the beach ~ click onto the image for a larger view.