Dunes, Towards Two Sisters, 9x12" oil, plein air, ©Diane Mannion
Brilliant morning painting in the dunes near Sharky's in Venice. Another red, yellow, blue, and white limited palette, but used red iron oxide for sketching and underpainting. I like how a touch of the red oxide tones down greens.
Middle of May and easy to see season's over here, only a handful of people on the beach, sweet relief. While snowbirds have headed north, a couple of crows circled and landed nearby searching for nesting material. The same crows visited me this morning again, will remember to bring a few crackers tomorrow. They'll have starring roles in future paintings, loved the shock of black against the sand, and their bird shadows as they flew overhead.
Got a good start on another painting this morning and will go back to finish it early.