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Rosebud Beach

Rosebud Beach
Medium: Oil
Base: Board
Year: 2010
Oil painting of the foreshore at Rosebud (Victoria, Australia). This is the result of two photos of the same scene being combined to make the one painting. The tide was out on one of the pictures so another one has been used to put the water closer in to the centre of the painting.
Ever since I visited Rosebud for a photo shoot for material for future paintings, a couple of the scenes have stuck in my head. This one of the little beach huts is one of them.
I have made a few changes to the colours of the buildings and moved a couple slightly, but I don't think it hurts the integrity of the work, as I am not trying to make a photographic record. The little boat was also not in the original photos, that is an addition to create a new centre of focus in the work. It was looking a little bare and I thought a boat would make it more interesting.
The painting style has for the most part been kept loose. I did not want straight lines or lots of detail. The impressionists got it right leaving things to the imagination of the viewers which is a goal I am trying to achieve here.
The painting is intended for the McClelland Guild of Artists November 2010 meeting for seascapes in oils. I never know how busy I may get at the end of each year, so planning ahead is always a good thing. I am very happy with it, so am hoping it does well.
Dimensions: 53 cm (width) × 23.5 cm (height)
Ownership: Artist
Credit: Original photography by Janice Mills

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