To the Beach
9x12 pastel on U-art 400 $200
I can find any number of excuses to avoid starting a new pastel. My remedy for this was to try a small one every day. This scene is Salisbury Beach in MA. I like the way the sand path leads to the beach. I might try it again lightening the tree and darkening the foreground.
Every year I celebrate the New Year with a trip to the coast and a walk on the beach. Even though it requires a double parker, Gore-Tex pants, wool sock and very heavy boots it is my way of welcoming in the new year and looking forward to Spring and brighter days.
Maybe this time I will photograph this scene and paint its winter view.