Saturday, September 22, 2012

Beach Ride

Last Sunday a Riding Club 
of nine young girls rode by on the beach.

Beach Ride 
16 x 20 

I took dozens of pictures
amazed at all the graphic shapes and 
strong shadows created by the late summer light.

I've been looking at the work of the 
Especially Dana Hooper

This amazing painting of hers got me thinking about 
how to keep things loose when painting larger. 
Taking risks with color and
"letting the strokes do the talking."  


  1. You so got the light and simplification!

  2. This style seems like a natural evolution for you. It really suits you! And I love that you got to see a riding club go by your house - so great! I love this piece and can't wait to see it in person!

  3. Gosh I love your work and your blog and your progression. I love the Bay area artists also. This artist is in a coffee shop in the next town from Spen!!!!!

  4. Nancy, your work never fails to impress me ! I love seeing all aspects of your great style! This post hits the nail on the head, how to paint larger and still be loose and fresh! I struggle with this. Your painting shows that you have it all figured out! Bravo!!