To The Beach
Oil on canvas board
10 x 8 in or 25,4 x 20.3 cm.
I have just finished the oil version of the watercolour sketch from last Friday.
I love doing this, working up an oil painting from watercolour sketches, Colours become intensified, catching the sparkle of sun through leaves becomes an effort of memory and imagination. There is always a point when it all looks hopeless and then, once you push on, through the wall, it begins to really sing and you know that you are flying, "cooking on gas"
That's how I feel about this little painting, it is singing the song of a hot day, walking down to the beach, satchel of sandwiches at the ready, dog by your side. Nothing finer!