“Beneath the Pier” 12″ x 16″ oil on panel SOLD
Well I didn’t make it to the beach all summer…so the fall is the next best thing.
This painting was done the last week of September in Belmar, NJ. A beautifully lit morning with a bit of wind. My primary challenge was to find shade as I have yet to purchase an umbrella for my plein air painting. My mindset is generally one of it’s less gear to carry around, and I will find somewhere that works!
Voila! A large pier jetting out from the boardwalk area into the ocean became evident as a possible “cover”. So I walked down and explored the view of the ocean and surrounding area. Although there were many interesting perspectives it didn’t take long for me to settle on this. I suppose it appealed to my fascination with “tents” as a subject. I liked that it had enough elements without the ocean to “read” beach. And the pier’s shadow added a unique component to the composition.
I must say I got a little cold, even though the sun was brilliant. Working as fast as I could – I was grateful for my layers and the ability to bury my feet in the sand!