“Down the Shore”

Down the Shore 12 x 16_4653“Down the Shore”  12″ x 16″ oil on canvas

With summer in full swing I have found myself wanting to capture beach scenes.  Although at heart I’m more of a lake person there is something drawing me toward this kind of scenery. 

This painting was done a little before the season started and was worked from a photo I took last year in Spring Lake, NJ.  I liked the combination of elements. The architecture in the background, the sandy beach and people scattered throughout.  The feeling of an oncoming storm added a bit of mystery and was exactly like the day.  

So many times there can be subtle and not so subtle contrasts.  I just want to appreciate them in their entirety. 

I hope to get to the beach soon with my easel in tow. It’s likely to be an early morning adventure in order to miss the heat and full sun. Gratefully, I am an early riser!

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