( Update -"White Sand" will be in Pensacola's Premier Juried Art Show- First City - at Quayside Art Gallery, Opening May 8th !! )
( 2nd Update - It has a red SOLD sticker now ! )
My corner of the world here is known to have the whitest sand. So when trying to title this I finally just decided on "White Sand" because it was the shape of that light patch that intrigued me most. While painting along the shore particularly, I try not to end up with too many horizontal rectangles for my sky, water and land. So that's our challenge around here - breaking up the large areas of open sky and water. Yea, it's a tough job but I'm happy to keep working at it. "This Episode Was Originally Aired" on February 19th --- thus the sweatshirt.
You can spot three other easels from our group in this photo; I realize I don't own the territory artistically speaking. That said, enjoy this idea quoted from Daniel Grant's book [On Becoming an Artist] in Chapter 1 - Sources of Inspiration:
"Artist's, like regional dialects tend to be associated with certain places. In time, these locations are thought of in terms of the artists who painted there, as with Monet and Giverny, Van Gogh and Arles, Gauguin and Tahiti ... The 19th century's love affair with the landscape made artists ... possessive of the terrain on which they could tell their story. This sense of artistic territory spread throughout the world hand in hand with the concepts of Impressionist painting."
"White Sand", 12x16 Oil on canvas, SOLD
Click on the Painting to check out the texture.