|Cool Day at the Beach - pastel, 8x10"|
The day I painted this was beautifully clear with a cool breeze coming across the lake from Canada. Those distant clouds came marching closer and closer until they filled the whole sky. It didn't matter. The colors of the sky and the water were fantastic; rich and pure.
Unlike some days when I head up to the beach in the summer, it was pretty deserted. Only a few souls were brave enough to go into the water. Most people there were content to just hang out on the sand.
Later, after it was dark, I decided to do a smaller version of the same scene based on the painting I did en plein air. Both were such a joy to paint.
|Beach Walkers - pastel, 4x6"|