There were so many people walking along the beach this evening. I had gone down for a surf but when I saw how crowded the line-up was I decided I did not have the energy for the hassling that happens out there. Also I am still feeling a bit jaded so…
This painting is on a half sheet of 300gm Arches Cold Pressed (280 x 380 mm)
I set up near the end of the beach. Walkers and runners bustled past and some folks stopped to chat, which is always fun. I met some more sweet people this evening. But I had had an intense client session in the afternoon and was feeling quite bushed. So I kind of bumbled along. Eventually I thought I had better get going or I will not get any painting done so I got my head down. I decided not to put any people into the painting – by then I had done ‘people’ for the day.
There is a ten minute period where the dry sand on the beach shines bright orange, just before the sun disappears and I have tried to capture the colour.