Monday, July 4, 2011

Beach Day 4th of July



8"x6" oil on linen mounted on archival panel

“Why do we love the sea? It is because it has some potent power to make us think things we like to think.”

--Robert Henri


I've had a delightful long weekend, with both of my daughters visiting from Arlington, Virginia. We've been hiking, playing cards, and just enjoying each other's company. Today we went out to the beach where I got to paint a quick sketch of Chelsea, based on Henry Hensche's "mud head" paintings. I brought my little 'thumb-box' once again, to keep things very light weight. With a limited palette this exercise came together quite easily- which was a very nice surprise. I've been trying to push my comfort level on a few things this summer with some of my plein air works.

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3 Comments:

Blogger DLC Artisan said...

lovely!

July 5, 2011 at 12:30 PM  
Blogger DLC Artisan said...

lovely!

July 5, 2011 at 12:31 PM  
Blogger Roxanne Steed said...

Thanks DLC! Glad you like it! I'm looking around the neighborhood for more willing victims, err, volunteers to sit for me to paint!

July 5, 2011 at 12:40 PM  

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