Time for ice cream!

This painting is a scene from Queenscliff. Just off to the left is Queenscliff beach, and further down the road is Manly beach. I had a lot of fun doing this one, simplifying (or entirely omitting) a lot of detail so as to focus on the story I wanted to tell. I’m very pleased with the result!

One thing I did differently with this painting was paint the darkest value first (the shadow under the shop awning), which then gave me a reference point for judging all the other values. In this way I ended up with the kind of high-key (bright) picture I wanted, which hopefully evokes the bright sunlight!

As usual, this one is off to the Postcard Art Group.


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