After painting five small paintings sitting on the beach at Galveston I decided it was time to attempt a larger painting in my studio, though this one is only 11″x14″. I would love to sit on the beach and paint this, but the beach is an hour away, not always practical. I think the beach at Galveston has a beauty of it’s own, it certainly has it’s own character. The lifeguard stand and the bright umbrellas say Galveston to me. Who knew I would enjoy painting the beach so much. Wouldn’t it be fun to travel and paint beaches? Okay, time to wake up now . . .
Anyway, I painted this one in my studio using one of the studies and a photograph. The study of the beach umbrellas I did on Friday was particularly helpful because I took the sky color from that painting. And the sand. This painting was a lot of fun, I loved painting all the bright colors and not worrying about the details of the people and stuff under all those umbrellas. I really enjoyed painting the little dabs of color as I moved farther and farther down the shoreline. I hope you like it.