Three very brave gals came to the beach today
for our first Tuesday gathering in a long time.
We set up under the deck with a slight and very hot south west wind
and plugged away!
We were all challenged by the view, to say the least.
(No real light and shadow pattern)
10 x 12
We all agreed that scenes like this can produce what I call
"little old lady" paintings.
Sweet and sentimental, but no real punch.
After a few happy hours painting and catching up,
the wind died and the green heads came out.
So we all went for a delicious swim in the ocean with Cello.
Here she is relaxing during her post swim shower!
Meanwhile, my friend Sue recommended this book
on landscape painting by Mitchell Albala.
I am finding it very thorough and a terrific instructional tool,
for both plein air and studio work.