Diane Mannion, Tuesday Morning, 8x10" oil, plein air
Caspersen Beach, Venice, Florida
Because of the sun's angle I had to paint with my back to the scene this morning. Too windy to set up umbrella, so I turned the easel to keep painting and palette in shade. Look, memorize, turn and paint... with the constantly moving surf and cloud shadows it was a terrific exercise in building my visual memory bank.
My location painting with back to view.
Thumbnail sketch to help me visualize composition and patterns. I liked the zig-zag design with the rocks coming in from the left.
Painting friend's setup, my easel in background. Her painting is gorgeous! A tourist tried to buy it... but I think she was smart not to let it go.