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Maureen, would love to join in and I love would love to try this beach scene.
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Bhavani, those reds and yellows are so striking. I agree, just a little darker tones in the water at the back will deepen it. Love how you did the fence and the play of light on it. Good one!

I've blackened a canvas, so I'll be starting this afternoon barring no interruptions.
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Colin - get those high-tech gizmos out for the blending of the sky ...... well, the spray will help if you do want to add another coat and blend .... I hope you do You should still be able to keep the painting light and use the paint thinly ... actually, my paint is fairly thhin too, it's scrubbed and blended so much!

Back to the easel .............

Maureen - yes of course you are right. I do have a housepainting brush just didn't use it on this - and of course it would have been perfect for that purpose. As for the mister, it's one of those 'known unknowns' that I have seen referred to but never appreciated what it could do. I know now. Must hit the hardware store over the weekend.

This is exactly the reason why this paint-along is a great idea, Maureen.

Bhavani -wow your painting is luminous. Beautiful colour in the light you have captured and how clever to focus the light on the path through to the beach.
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Blue - I'm sure you see gorgeous skies each and every day - lucky you! ... apart from the bad times that make the all others exceptional!

Cindy - I hope you can find time for this - please

Lil - how lovely to have you join us too - lok forward to your uploads

Virginia - really want to see this on the black base.

Today I tidied the horizon line where it will show, added some to the sea (Pr. blue, +touch crimson+touch of brill blue and titanium white) and then used up all the paint left on the palette to block in the dunes.
Oh yes, also adjusted the sky blending - don't know if that shows!
So this is where I've stopped ......

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Hi Colin - we X-posted there
Are you posting before starting work - or before getting there? Watch out for the boss

Yes, those misters are good - and cheap - mine's an old garden/plant one
I do have a small 'proper paint mister' but they're really not necessary and I seldom use it - only if I want a finer spray.

And I only used the house brush because it holds more paint - it's now back in the jar and I'm using the 3/4" acrylic.
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my sky-blending isn't pretty. Resembles a block of spumoni ice cream

yum!!

No worries, Colin, after it's gawky stage, your painting will reach maturity & be lovely!
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love the dunes covered with the snow......don't see that very often at the beach.......
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Are you posting before starting work - or before getting there? Watch out for the boss

To paraphrase Louis XIV, le boss c'est moi, but I still have to set a good example for the troops (it was before work, and I shut my door-I am now on pre-lunch). I do have a housepaint brush - just didn't think to use it. I will pick up a mister at the hardware store on the weekend. Spouse would freak if I appropriated her garden equipment to my purposes. It is bad enough I have commandeered a spare bedroom.

Bhavani - very beautiful painting - luminous sunset colours. Clever to shift the 'spotlight' to the path between the fences.

This is a great project. We have houseguests coming from across the Strait this weekend so we'll see how much time I can get away to continue my 'work'.
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What a nice soothing picture, I just might have to have a crack at this one.
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Maureen, Thank you! your dunes look lovely... I really liked how you changed the perspective from the ref photo . I will work on the water in my painting a bit more. It's gonna be hard with the oats(that's what it is!) in between.. hmm.. should have been a bit more patient.
Virginia, Thank you! glad you like the colors. I plan to work a bit on the water . Looking forward to seeing your take on this pic.
Colin, Thank you! so glad you liked my painting. Great start, Looking forward to see where you go with this. Hope you find time soon
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I was able to begin my underpainting. As you can see, I'm a bit afraid of using bold colors But I will try to overcome that in the days ahead. Sorry for the crummy pic...paint still wet when I took it.Attachment 794391

Per Maureen's request.....My stretched cotton canvas is 11x14--recycled with 2 coats of gesso. Started at the top with hake brush, UB/pthalo blue & white. Then onto sunset of AC/cad red light/white and a touch of cad yellow lt. Water is mixture of UB/pthalo blue/white and a touch of cad yellow lt.. Green is UB & cad yellow lt. Hoping I can do some this weekend.
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Welcome aboard Paul

Cindy - you don't have to use bold colours - whichever you're happiest with. Looks good here! Lovely blending. And so others can learn from you, can you describe how you did it please?
How big is it?

Blue - I liked my snow-dunes too ....... surprising what you get from what's left on the palette!

Off to dreamland - see you tomorrow

(I think Colin is still hard at work! )
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I'm working on my thumbnail sketch and hope to get started this weekend.

Maureen, the height of your dunes surprised me and the colors delighted me. Looking forward to further development. Your examples are so helpful!

Colin, yours has real potential. I can't wait to see it "reach maturity."

Bhavani, what a glowing sunset! Beautiful! Looking forward to seeing your tweaks.
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Thank you Judy. Looking forward to yours as well.
Great start Cindy. I like the muted colors you have used. Convey a traquil mood Waiting to see how you take it forward.
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Here is the Progress Report:

I did some more work on blending the bands of yellow and red. I settled on the cadmium red as being a warmer tone which seemed to work better with the yellow. Single-handedly vanquished the pink blob threatening Florida beachgoers and transformed it into a mellow yellow.



Then did some washes with 'cerulean' blue and white and some work on the underpainting for the grasses. (Are they oats?) Added burnt siena to grass or oats or whatever grain grows on Floridian beaches, disliked result, decided to return to hooker's green, smeared green and siena that wasn't quite dry, overpainted, lightened with yellow, and gradually tried to lighten the patch of sand in front of the grass.




(Looking at images on the screen, I think I need to check horizon line)
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