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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Bringing The Beach Home, 6x8, Original Oil Painting by Kelley MacDonald

$100 & $10 S&H

This was a demo I did, and the thought behind it was 'composition'.  I wanted to establish a rhythm and also not confine the composition to the page.  I collect beach rocks, I think I've mentioned, and set these down as if I were looking at them from above.  The 'sand' is actually a little rosier than in the photo.  This, second attempt to capture it, was unsuccessful.  The rocks speak to me, is all I can say.  I think some of you feel the same way about rocks... these particular ones are smooth, with soft edges.  Calm, I think, and soothing.

Here's today's wind-whipped waves against the island:


  1. J'aime ramasser des petits cailloux que je dispatche dans mon atelier. Ils sont pour moi de doux souvenirs...
    Une très belle peinture qui explose de ressentis...
    Gros bisous

  2. I find myself just wanting to sit under a tree in a chair and stare out to sea, Kelley. Lovely soothing grays of the rocks.

  3. I love rocks too and the composition is great with the shadows.
    Rocks are hard to paint!

  4. YOU rock! Aren't we lucky to live so close to the ocean? Love the zen simplicity.


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