“It’s a moment that I’m after, a fleeting moment, but not a frozen moment.”
– Andrew Wyeth
During our recent trip back East we arrived at Scarborough beach in Maine just as the sun was quickly setting. We hadn’t much time, but was able to get a few photographs of the sea before we took a brisk walk down the beach stretch to where we used to live. It was one of those beautiful evenings – the ocean gave us some quiet, but beautiful wave formations as they came ashore. Towards the end of the walk we could barely see ourselves let alone the ocean, but between the smell of the sea and sound of the waves I felt like I was home again ~
Sunset at Scarborough, an oil pastel (8×10) was painted on black-tinted card stock paper using mainly Sennelier, Holbein and Mungyo-Gallery brands of oil pastels. Between the paper and payne’s gray & magenta for the darkest darks the combination gave more of a dusk-to-nighttime feel to the scene. I was surprised at how much paint was laid down with my hands as the main tool given the minimal texture built into the paper. I may try to paint the scene again with acrylics toning the surface a mid-range gray to see how that would change the mood of the painting.
It was fun painting this very special place. Thanks for checking in ~
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