Thursday, August 16, 2007

Beach Sketch, 14x18 Acrylic

Windy, windy, WINDY day yesterday - I had to weigh my easel down with a full bag of beach stones. I was supposed to be keeping my daughter company while she surfed. Truth is, I'm terrified to watch her surf in wild waves. I could tell she was quickly tired out from the frenetic waves, and it made me nervous - the lifeguard had left (although I think he actually enjoyed watching her for the 1/2 hour before he left!
This is obviously done plein air... with a quick, sketchy feel - literally a half dozen people were at the beach, lifeguards gone for the day at this point, hazy and humid and wild. Perfect day, actually. Molly did surf and I did paint and dinner was pizza and salad - really, a dream day for me!


Debbie Miller said...

Nice Day! I painted that chair from a different view and earlier in the day!! I love how you captured that feel of the beach in the late afternoon, my favorite time there.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Good job considering you were distracted by possibly having to switch into the lifeguard mode!
Nice to have one of those perfect days.