Monday, April 23, 2012

Sunday Beachcomber

Diane Mannion, SUNDAY BEACHCOMBER, 8x6" oil
Small study for a larger painting.  Blustery weather down here in Florida whipping up the waves!  Worked from reference photo of John searching for shark's teeth.  Was captivated by the strong shadow on his shirt, the angle of the waves and the rhythm of his stance.  Set the timer for this sketch and took photos of the sketch and block in stages below:
10 minutes for sketch on "used" linen with OMS.
30 minutes for color block in... 
Then 30 more to fiddle and finish to the final above.

1 comment:

Maria Bennett Hock said...

wonderful study. Love the angle of the head and the shadow across his shirt. Very nice!