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DFGray
07-06-2015, 07:19 PM
Qualicum Beach BC we are having a smoke event due to forest wires inland....we awoke to this sky....Beach Day Sandra mans a booth I help set up then paint

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Jul-2015/1921-jul5smokyQBeachdaysm.jpg

I have to think about the values on a rare day like this 18 x 24" Canson

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Jul-2015/1921-workinbeachdaysm.jpg

Donna T
07-07-2015, 06:09 PM
That large, quiet sky is a nice contrast to the activity on the ground, Dan. Beautiful interpretation of the day! Hopefully those fires are under control now.

water girl
07-07-2015, 06:25 PM
Once again, you've made lemonade out of lemons! I agree with Donna.

DFGray
07-08-2015, 11:05 AM
Hi Donna we are still living with smoky air, and very little water this year
Thanks Karen for lemonade you just add sugar

sketchZ1ol
07-08-2015, 04:06 PM
hello
a ( hopefully ) rare event to which you have skillfully adjusted your palette !

- been watching noaa radar for the wind/smoke patterns ;
the midwest is getting badly hard hit ...

Ed

Still-trying
07-08-2015, 05:30 PM
Very lovely

Blayne
07-08-2015, 05:47 PM
I love the colors you added to the beach, and your hordes of people are very convincing. Beautiful painting with such an air of festivity!

DFGray
07-09-2015, 03:31 PM
Hi and thanks Ed, thanks Jay, thanks Blayne I try to get the height of the heads in the crowd early on in the process

Barbara WC
07-09-2015, 03:52 PM
Great beach scene Dan, and your interpretation is so much more pleasing to the eye than the reality of the scene, especially with a smoke filled, hazy sky...

DFGray
07-10-2015, 07:40 PM
Thanks for the kind reply Barbara

pastel lover
07-11-2015, 12:48 AM
Beautiful - impressionism at its finest.

Tanja

DFGray
07-11-2015, 11:43 AM
thank you Tanja

Lisa Fiore
07-11-2015, 12:52 PM
Beautiful! I love your work.

pastel65
07-11-2015, 07:50 PM
I like this a lot. Beaches here in NJ are all sand, no rocks. Interesting to see your photo. I get the sense that you really enjoyed painting this and had fun with colors. Pam :wave:

Charles Perera
07-13-2015, 12:39 PM
Professional

Charles