May Morning, 2914, Jo-Ann Sanborn
acrylic on board, 5"x7"
Beach Wind, 2014, Jo-Ann Sanborn
acrylic on canvas, 18"x14"
Here's an example of what I spoke about in the last blog post. It's the same scene, a clump of palms on the beach near one of the condos. It's contains a nice mix of brush and grasses, with several palms for height. The composition and variety of textures is interesting and challenging.
In this case the larger painting was painted first. The strong vertical and motion of the palms help to give the painting a windy-day-type feeling. There's a lot of detail in the grasses and brush, and quite a bit of subtle color.
While very satisfied with the painting, I felt there was more to say about this scene, so a month later painted the smaller daily painting. The scene is simplified into more basic elements., done fairly quickly in just a couple of hours. You can see that it is much more immediate, but still has the feeling of the day