Painting on the beach is always nice–even if it is in the dead of Winter, which in Southern California, is not so bad, after all. It was about sixty degrees fahrenheit with a breezy wind of about 15 knots. I was glad I had a nice, windproof jacket on while I painted but I never felt cold. Here is a view of my easel at the end of the painting session:
It can’t be seen in the photo but below the roll of paper towels is my trash bag, which must have had a hole in it because I chased errant wasted paper towels down the beach at least five or six times, maybe more. Memo to self…make sure you use a bag with no holes next time.
This easel set was achieved with the use of my trusty bubble level, which I always keep handy, inside the toolkit area of my French Easel. I place it on the top edge of the canvas, when I secure the easel and tighten all the adjusting screws and knobs. This assures that even though the easel may be a-kilter, the canvas itself is perfectly level. When done with the level it goes right back in storage. This may not seem like a big deal but I think it really helps to get the proper perspective on canvas and to ensure a level horizon line. I believe a tilted canvas can lead to a wonky painting.
This painting is an 11 X 14″ oil on stretched canvas and is for sale. It received praises of high approval by beachgoers and the other artists on the beach. If you like it, feel free to contact me and we’ll make it yours. Here is a nicer look at it–but alas–it looks so much nicer in person 😉
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