I loved the way they just seemed to abandon everything and succumb to the last rays of the Summer sunshine.
The waves crashing on the beach seemed to add to the over powering moment of indulgence.
"Sea Spray and Sun Cream"
Acrylic on canvas 24"x 16"
|Painting the girls on Brighton beach|
Well as I've painted the girls with the emphasis on the sun I thought I would go the other way and concentrate on the shadows.
I was busy people watching on Brighton pier and loved the way that the shadows were cast and their silhouettes on the deck chairs.
I am working from 3 different photos so the first thing I had to do was to get the continuity of the railings right and the wooden planks of the pier, I was then able to start work on the deck chairs.
|Getting the railings and woodwork in the right place .|
This can get a bit monotonous so to help me keep my concentration I started on the wooden chair frames.
|Building up the layers on the chairs|
|Starting to add the shadows and build up washes of colour|
|Seaside Shadows, painting of the girls relaxing on Brighton Pier, Sussex|