"A SATURDAY IN JULY" Oil on panel 8" X 10" private collection
Painting water and waves is a delightful challenge. I love all the different shades of blue and green and was able to use my palette knife to lay in some of the white foam of the waves. The reflections, shadows and contrasts are all so vivid on a bright sunny day. This painting was a gift to a childhood friend who grew up in a house right on the beach near Allyn, Washington. Although she lives in a larger city now she returns to walk on that very beach occasionally for old times sake.