I find painting this beach vistas difficult because:
a. there is no clear light and dark pattern
b. high noon light at the beach bleaches everything out
c. Where is the focal point?
However, I tried this view on a 12 x 12 panel. I had trouble with the values right from the beginning (such glare!) so when the whole thing started to get muddy I wiped it and changed to an 8 x 10 panel. I used my view finder to focus on one of my favorite subjects; flags in the wind.
First Day of Summer 2010
8 x 10
There is an "unwritten rule" about flags in front of beach cottages at Humarock Beach.
Every one has one.