Artist's description:

While on our family vacation to Kiawah Island in South Carolina, I painted a series of plein air paintings. Kiawah has open beaches and is not crowded - perfect for painting on location. The "Blue Umbrella" is large in this painting. Sitting in the forground with its companion chairs creates a visual anchor. In the middle ground is a cluster of beach colors that make up a family beach camp. This is the true subject of the painting. I wanted to catch people in motion. Setting up thier beach location, I had to move fast, it wasn't long before all movement stopped and they were planted for their day at the beach. The beach sand, ocean and sky unify this work into a relaxed, colorful beach scene. Really fun to paint and even more so to bring it inside. It brights up any room we've displayed it in.
Plein air (painting outdoors on location) is a challenge. The light source, the sun, is always moving. Shadows and sunlight areas are always changing and you have to deal with strong winds. Painting in public usually draws an audience as an added distraction. But the finished painting always has a quality that is very different from studio work. Plein air paintings are usually small so they can be completed in 4 hours or less. Plein air paintings show the skill of a painter. There is no time to correct mistakes. Each brush stroke must be the correct value and color the first time.

Acrylics on hardboard. Signed and dated on back and my be hung straight out of the box with a gator tooth hanging bracket, displayed on a small table top easel or framed.

- standard size and may be hung straight out of the box. If a frame is desired, this work will fit a standard open back frame. Quality inexpensive frames can be found at Dick Blick.

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"Blue Umbrella" (2016)


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This artwork is sold by Eddie Schrieffer from United States

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