Sunday, August 12, 2012

Pull Up a Chair

oil on hardboard

I had a lot of fun with this one. This was again a scene that I couldn't decide how to crop, and when I changed from horizontal to vertical it all fell into place. I suppose for landscape painters it's easy to default to a horizontal format; surprising things happen when you switch that around.

My palette looked very different while painting this - colors I don't normally use, like Phthalo Green and Magenta for the beach chairs. 

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