Monday, July 02, 2007



'Beach Path', Oil, 8"x8"

'Sendero a la Playa', Oleo, 20cmx20cm

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Plein aire painting is always a challenge, especially for me. I don't mind the people watching... that always seems to animate me. However, I find the heat and the glare on the canvas somewhat disturbing because I feel I'm painting duller than I should be. But when I get home in the studio I'm pleasantly surprised that the painting 'works'.


This was done at Luquillo Beach, just minutes from my home. What attracted me was the dappled shadows on the sand from the enormous coconut palms.


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Pintando al aire libre siempre es un reto, especialmente para mi. No me molesta la gente que me mira... parece que me anima. Sin embargo, encuentro que el calor y el reflejo del sol en el lienzo me turban porque siento que estoy pintando con colores menos brillante que deberia. Pero al llegar al estudio estoy felizmente asombrada de que la pintura 'funciona'.


Este fue hecho en la playa de Luquillo, unos pocos minutos de la casa. Lo que me atrayo era la sombra en la arena de los cocos enormes.




3 comments:

m.Lee said...

Very relaxing.

Diane Cutter said...

It was, indeed, a lazy day. I would have rather been down at the water instead of behind the knoll painting... :lol:

Anita said...

Diane - the play of shadows on the sand is wonderful. Lovely!