Beach Shoes - daily painting,beach scenes

6x6" oil on gessoboard
beach shoes, daily painting fun. must admit the color is off in this photo, the pinks are pinker and the background is a richer tan/yellow than this shows

7 comments

Veronica Funk said...

Love the flip flops...we've just been hit with a dump of snow - we're near the Rocky Mountains - so I am hankering for a touch of summer...even spring would be nice.

A Painting A Day by Diana Marshall said...

cute shoes, what a good idea! I noticed that some of the pink underpainting showed through here and there which gives it some extra zing. I have noticed that quite a few artists do that. Do you let the base color dry before you paint on top of it? I have tried it out but I find if it's wet it mixes with the top layer of paint.
The weather loks good where you are we have 75F here.

Karen Appleton said...

I am jealous, are you in flip flop temps already??? Love this painting, I love the pinks on the black, nice light!!!

Debbie Miller said...

hello ladies!! yes flipflop season has arrived! it was almost 80 here today!
Diana I've been painting on a cad. orange ground lately, I learned to do that way back in college (RISD)
and it is still my favorite way to paint. I coat the gesso board (or canvas) with a nice bright red/orange acrylic and paint over that. if I base coat with oil it turns into a muddy mess and I'm really into vivid :-), sometimes i paint on black gesso and often -all too often - I paint on 'bad' paintings that I immediately whiped and they have been sitting around the studio, so they are dry and usually blueish. hope that helps. happy spring all

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Love this one - OK flip flops may not be MONUMENTAL things to paint, but I love them - especially yours!

A Painting A Day by Diana Marshall said...

Thanks Debbie for the info, I kinda thought that the base color had to be dry. You are very generous sharing your secrets to success with us..

indiaartist said...

Beautiful painting, real summer time here. Thanks.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...