June 19, 2010

beach stroll

12 x 16
oil on canvas
My focus in this painting was to capture the luminous quality of early light when the sea takes on the color and value of the sky. The clouds had rolled in and everything looked hazy except for this lady who stood out brilliantly against the neutral background. I love how her hair was illuminated by the warm light.
"A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight,
and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world"...Oscar Wilde


Marian Fortunati said...

Luminous it is!!!

supplies overflowing! said...

~love the reflection!~

Teaworthy said...

just perfect.

Edward Burton said...

Been loving your beach scenes, Faye. I too really enjoy that time of day when colors become rich.

Liana Yarckin said...

you captured the water and reflections just beautifully!