"Before the Wind"
oil on stretched canvas, 16" x 20"
Sunday was the same as Saturday. Wind, Wind and more wind!
I have terrible difficulty seeing the colors on the palette in bright sunlight. So, with the wind, I couldn't put up an umbrella in the wind. It was a struggle. Then, I got caught in the details . . .and I know better!!! So, an hour in the studio this morning, tweaking values and reducing the details helped immensely. Not that a night's sleep and rest from the wind had anything to do with it!!
This piece might be a little too illustrative, but what the heck! It's a workshop piece. One thing I did notice is that I hit the right values and colors early in painting then, stupid me, I painted right through it! Serves me right for not stopping soon enough.
I could stand on those cliffs and paint for weeks on end! In fact, I could make a career out of the 50 mile stretch of our coast line! What a place we live in!!!
Labels: A Painting A Day, beach scene, California Landscape, M E Bailey, M.E. "Mike" Bailey, Mike Bailey, Oil Painting, Paint for fun, Plein Air, Santa Cruz Art, Today's painting