Monday, June 09, 2008


Sandbar Sketch

Sand Bar Sketch
Originally uploaded by Jeff.
Just got back from Florida where I bought a set of Van Gough Oil pastels.
I've been using them to sketch out some ideas for a set of very small oil paintings about 5X5. The subject matter is sandbars but I'm really experimenting with color. I've always liked the pinks blues and greens of typical beach landscape. What you normally find in this type of landscape is very bright pure even rich colors I'll be trying to put a unique spin on this by steering the colors to a more monotone range and keep them somewhat desaturated. The ultimate goal is to create a somber and pensive expression to what is traditionally a uplifting care free subject.

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