Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Re-work an Old Painting

I did this painting about a year ago. 
I always thought it had potential 
but the figures bothered me, 
as did the lack of drama in the shadows. 

"Beach Morning"
16 x 20 

I took out the figures, darkened the shadows 
and fooled with the sky.
I think the jury is still out on this one. 


  1. I think that the time of day is more clear in the second one. And my eye goes straight to the light at the end of the road. Nice painting!

  2. Nancy, Both of these look great! Very different looks, but again, all wonderful!

  3. Like it much better...less information and has that feeling of ..want to know more, want to be there

  4. Wonderful changes! The sky is now so interesting and darkening the shadows really helped.
    I've been meaning to tell you that your post of the Tim Horn painting a while back caused me to sign up for his workshop in Atlanta this week-end. The day after you posted the painting, I got a notice about the workshop.

  5. Nancy, Are you familiar with Mike Rooney..a NC artist who also does shore scenes....some of his work reminds me of yours....lately he has been doing palette knife works...he is worth checking out if you are unfamiliar with his work..