small paintings

Small paintings born in observations that attract the eye and mind.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Pearl Beach near Sydney, Australia.

 Every so often I participate in an art weekend with a group of friends, discussing painting methods, things that have inspired us, sharing ideas, watching art films, etc., etc.   A few weeks ago spent one of those wonderful weekend with friends who live at Pearl Beach, which is just north of Sydney, Australia. 
 My plein air (painted on site) paintings and sketches from that weekend, are shown below.  
Pearl Beach, near Sydney Australia
12 x 10 inches  (30 x 25cms)
Oil on board
It was a beautiful clear sunny day & we sat high on the rocks above, to paint this one. Evidently the name of the beach comes from the pearl shapes made by the waves in the wet sand.

The next day we descended to the beach where the light was quite different to yesterday, being quite dark and cloudy during the early morning. 

Pearl Beach
A couple of sketches using  watercolour pencil on paper

Pearl Beach Headland
A Oil on Canvas
12 x 10 inches  (30 x 25cms)

Four of our group will be attending the renowned Julian Merrow Smith's "Postcards from Provence"  plein air workshop in the south of France next year, which will be a wonderful experience.