Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Edge of the Dunes

Another painting from our clam digging trip to Grayland Washington.  I trudged toward the beach with all my painting gear and set up here at the edge of the dunes.  I've done paintings like this from photographs and it's amazing how much more information there is when painting directly from nature.  I have a tendency to put in everything, so I have to make sure at the end to spend time simplifying and massing the values.  The yellow flower is from the invasive weed, Scotch broom, a pest and a nuisance, but so pretty in bloom.

1 comment:

Monika Hurter said...

Love the simplicity and abstract feel of this painting - it caught my eye on Daily Paintworks. Also share the excitement with colors in your stills.