Friday, May 31, 2019

delaware bay

5x7
Took a bike ride along the bay yesterday--each time I do I ask myself, Why don't I do this everyday? (Answer: Earning a living is very time-consuming ... ).
Stopped to do a little plein air sketching.
My dune grasses need some work--there's a balance to be struck in there somewhere!
Also, I want to stop being so "casual" about my evergreens, especially since they are often the anchor in a composition like this: I think the painting would be better if I was more observant about the tree's silhouette. 
In my town every street ends in access to the bay and most have a thoughtfully placed bench.

7 comments:

Laurie said...

that was a beautifully productive bike ride!

Debbie Nolan said...

Laura I love this piece...the pink shadows add a lovely charm and the blue sea off in the distance draws my eye. Thank you for sharing.

RH Carpenter said...

I like this a lot and what really makes me smile is that pink/violet color in the shadows!! Love it and it brings the whole thing to life for me.

laura said...

Thank you, Laurie. It was; today's less so, but still a good bike ride!

laura said...

Thank you, Debbie. The violet shadows were a last minute addition! Just before I packed up I decided I needed a non-green!

laura said...

Thank you, Rhonda. It's so interesting to hear where people's, esp other painters', eyes go!

Candy said...

I love this little painting, Laura! It sounds like a perfect time - riding your bike and then doing some painting.