This painting, "A Day at the Beach" was done very close to the location of my last post. See what a difference lighting makes!
In June at Pensacola Beach this shady spot under a covered roof was a real treat. From it I liked the view of the tiki hut roof, and decided to put it in my foreground. Perhaps subconsciously it represented my desire for shade, but probably I just liked the texture.
I worked out the kinks of this painting way after the sun went down and I had time to see my photography of the day. Realizing that I needed to balance things out, I added the red boat and the bridge as well as broken color on the water. Also there was a lot of action out there that I had not portrayed so I also put in what I consider now to be the essence of the painting - the lady watching the kids swim. Click on the painting for an up-close view.
This 12x16 oil painting is available at Merrill Miller's Interiors, Orange Beach, AL., or through my website- http://www.jillberryartist.com/ . Clicking on my easel icon above, that says "View Gallery" also takes you to the website.