Thursday, 29 November 2012

À LA PLAGE - (AT THE BEACH)





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#173
The title is in French because I painted this from a photo I took at 'La Grande Plage', Biarritz, France. I won't lie to you...... the wet sand and the high tonal key was quite a challenge ! The darkest dark was just that small shadow under the left foot.

8 comments:

Azra said...

Beautifully painted Helen!! I love the shadow and the reflection!! Her costume is very french and perfectly fits the title.

Rita Vaselli said...

I was born in Tuscany, on a sandy coast, in Versilia. The light of this walk on the foreshore is really PERFECT. Color and atmosphere are those of my walks. Thanks for this sweet memory!

Linda Popple said...

Very nice! Great work on the sand and the reflection. Good design, too. OK, it's all good! :-)

Kathleen said...

The high key gives it the feel of a walk on the beach. That little dark shadow is a wonderful punch! It's really a lovely painting and the wet sand is perfect!

Karen Johnston Daily Paintings said...

Nice composition Helen! Lovely colours and the little touch of dark is just right!

L.W.Roth, said...

I agree with Rita. The lighting is fantastic--as is the wet shore. This is a beautiful petite treasure Helen.

Helen H Trachy said...

Very interesting work! I love this beautiful lady and the overall hazy atmosphere . Greetings

Fiona McLeod said...

You are just so talented....you manage to get a feeling into everything you do.