Saturday, October 22, 2011

Robin Hood Beach

Finally got it the way I wanted it. This little oil sketch was begun on site at about 5pm and the setting sun was painting the beach in warm peach colors and casting great blue shadows from the trees behind me. Most of the foreground was blue so I took some out and put some back trying to get the right balance. I had to do most of  this in my studio from memory because as I was painting cars started arriving and parking right in my view. It seems there was a big party going on and everyone was parking at the beach. Always a party in Sherwood Forest.   The pavilion is on the Severn River. You can just make out the bridge in the lower right corner. 12x12in oil on birch panel  

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