Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Martin's Beach, Half Moon Bay

Martin's Beach, Half Moon Bay
original oil painting, 11x14, $400
Viewpoints Gallery
I've been lucky enough to paint at Martin's Beach in Half Moon Bay recently.  One of the dramatic rock formations looks like a shark's fin.  If you walk around the cliffs on the beach you will see this view at low tide.
I tried to get the range of colors in the sand in this painting.  When the sand is wet, it has purple and blue tones and gets darker.  The color of the sand is much lighter and warmer  when it's dry.  Also you can see the tide pool on the right with the dark rocks that trap some of the water which reflects in the sunlight.