This peaceful coastal acrylic painting of the sea, beach and sailboats in soft light colors of blue, aqua and beige will create a serene feeling in any home or beach cottage.
"Beach Walk" 24x20
© 2011 Barbara Blair
Living near the sea in Southern California, I love to take walks on the beach several times a week, especially when the tide is out, exposing wide expanses of sandy beach. I frequently see sailboats on the horizon from nearby Oceanside Harbor.
Although my view of the Pacific Ocean does not have land in the distance as shown in this painting, I added it for compositional reasons to provide a strong focal point of the white sails against the darker land mass.
This painting is also less detailed and more minimal in application from most of my previous work, as I have been attempting to loosen up my style. The foreground was applied quickly with a palette knife, rather than getting into detail. It is also quite textural in some areas where I have applied thick paint mixed with gel with quick strokes of the palette knife. This can be seen especially in the white foam of the breaking waves, and to a lesser degree in the details of the water.
The result is that this painting took less time than I would expect for a canvas of this size (24x20) and is therefore very reasonably priced. For pricing and purchase information, click here.