Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Morning Light, Dunes

Painting a Day, Impressionist oil landscape of the dunes on Cape Cod by artist Steve Allrich.

Morning Light, Dunes
12" x 12" | Oil on panel
Steve Allrich

This painting is really about the contrast between the sky and the glare light on the sand. I painted the grass (silhouetted against the sky) darker than it really was in order to emphasize that contrast, to add drama to the painting and to add additional punch to the light on the sand. The grass in the foreground is an invention. I wanted to break up the big foreground shape and add some interest to it.  

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