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When it's all said and done this 12 x 12 oil painting will be called BEACH UMBRELLAS.
The first thing I always paint is the sky. You can see I really glopped on the white paint for the clouds.
When that was finished I began painting the water behind the row of blue umbrellas.
When that was done I began painting the umbrellas and chairs from left to right.
I did about half the row on this first day.
DAY TWO: More umbrellas.
When I finally finished all the chairs and umbrellas I moved to the lower half of the painting.
I'm done for now. The sand and grass are so wet that they'll need to dry before I can do anything else.
DAY THREE: the sand is dry so I'm going to add a few more colors to it. I don't like how pastel the grass is right now. The colors got muted from the white in the sand.
Now the grass is starting to look more vibrant. Just the way I like it.
I added quite a bit of dark blues and browns to the base of the grasses. I think this is a nice balance to the row of blue chairs. It also helps the bright green grasses pop out of the shadows.
I think I'm done! Time to let this dry again.
I love it. It’s one of your best ever.
What a great painting of beach umbrellas and the beach! Could not have named it better myself!