Monday, September 17, 2012

Blue Sky in the Sand

While walking on the beach a couple weeks ago I loved seeing these huge water puddles that overflowed from the ocean onto the sand. I knew I would try to paint it, and here's the first try. Will there be another? Maybe. :)

Blue Sky in the Sand, 8x10 pastel on grey Canson


  1. I love the way you created the waves in the background. I'm a little dizzy from the sky. I feel like I'm walking in a tunnel - like it's curving up-over-around me. And yes, I love the way those beach puddles reflect. Maybe I notice it even more because the ocean is moving too much to reflect.

  2. Hi Dorothy - you are quite welcome for the info on using the black cardstock :). Looking through your paintings, based on your painting style and palette, I bet you might like it. In fact, you might find it easier to work with than Canson.

    If you try it, be sure and let me know so I can see your paintings!