Yesterday was cold and rainy here in Provincetown so no chance to get outside and pastel. While going through one of my art drawers, I came upon a plein air piece that I did last autumn. It had one nice side but the other side was covered with wild scribbles that I remember making when I grew frustrated with the dead foliage and the vanishing clear fall light. So, I decided to attempt a seasonal shift and reworked it into an imagined spring beachscape. Here is the softer, slightly more atmospheric May beach scene.
We were lucky to be able to camp twice at Grayton Beach State Park this past winter/spring. April at Grayton was sweet with warm water for swimming, no mosquitos and still no crowds. The campground is nearly always full but we seem to always luck out with a cancellation. This piece was done from my beach towel after a swim.
A red flag day at the beach by the St George state park campground. Many miles of undeveloped beaches on this barrier island of the Forgotten Coast of Florida make if a favorite of mine. Despite the storm approaching and strong seas I still got a quick swim in on the deserted beach that morning. This plein air painting was done from the pavilion where I was slightly protected from the strong breeze.
Heading on down the highway tomorrow. Camping and painting our way slowly home from Santa Fe to Provincetown. We'll be on the road for about a month and a half. We won't always have an internet connection so please forgive me for any slow communication. If you purchase my art through Daily Painters it will take longer than usual for shipping. Thanks for your patience.