Friday, 28 September 2012

Beach Life by Julie Riker

6x12 oil
There are few things I like better than a day at the beach...painting is one of them. So set me up with my paint supplies under a beach umbrella and I am as happy as a clam. 
This is one of the paintings I did while I was in Chincoteague a few weeks ago for their plein air festival.  I was noticing all the colorful beach umbrellas and how quickly the color faded out of them as they receded into the hazy distance where sky, sand, and sea almost became white.
This piece did not sell at the sale on Chincoteague, so I brought it home with me where I was pleased when it sold very quickly to a local buyer.
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4 comments:

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

I love the bright spots of color of the beach umbrellas on this beautiful, sunny day!

Julie Riker said...

Thanks Claire!

Clare Klaum said...

I want to be there! Summer is gone, so sad. But fall will bring a glorious burst of color. Great job capturing that "beachy feel"

Julie Riker said...

Thanks Clare! Good thing we all got to paint at the beach before the end of summer.