Monday, June 07, 2010

Beach Garage WIP

I had a great day painting this old garage in my neighborhood with my friend Nancy. Until I dropped this into the sand face down :(   I loosened those little brackets that hold the painting onto the easel a little too much while trying to work the edges. I'll wait for it to dry and scrape off the sand and finish it. It feels quite 'beachy', though ;)

10 comments:

loriann said...

Sorry about the drop...still I love the color in this one!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

I'm sure this'll show up in my email at some point, so I'll make my comment here on Facebook! The sand is not too bad - I had a worse debris effect at Sue's! Kind of makes it an authentic windy, beachy day!

Paintings by Patricia said...

EEK, still a nice painting, but it reinforces my dislike of plein air...lol

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Kelley, you're right. The sand is more around the edges. I did try to work on it a bit last night but the sand is too intrusive ;)
Actually the whole building was in shadow except for the foreground bushes. I'm thinking I need to lighten up that side of the building just a tad to indicate that it's a different plane, but not so much as to kill the light in the bushes.

Please feel free to jump in and give me your thoughts here.

We'll see. After all.....it's a WIP ;) more to come..............

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

I don't think you need to TOUCH the building - the sky could be a bit lighter, though, especially at the horizon line. WAIT till you can brush off that sand in a day or two, or you'll have texture where you don't want it! xoxo

Nancy Colella said...

Yea, I'm still kind of thinking that sky needs to be yellow! That would make the building look even cooler and in shadow. The beach roses are JUST right! I was there folks!

Kiki said...

Wow..what an adventure..the sand will be a divine addition to the piece..a magic memory to go with the the story behind it!
beautiful blog..and gorgeous art..I have enjoyed going through your posts! Lovely!
have a creative and inspiring day...i am certain you will with all your talent!
Kiki~

maiaT said...

Beautiful paintings. I like your many flower and glass themes very much.
This is a beautiful painting too, love the colors.
Thanks for your visit and kind words.

Linny D. Vine said...

It's gritty and great, Mary! I love that pink glow.

Heather Proll Karp said...

I just found your work through another blog and WOW...I LOVE YOUR COLORS!!! Beautiful work!!!

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