Beach In Summer

A Saturated Sky.

Here a Summer beach from last year. I think a successful painting. I love the dark but saturated blue sky. That blue is so nice. A dark mid-tonish purple-blue with manganese blue combination.
The kite helps to break up the otherwise ‘boring big sky area’.

See the repetition of diagonals playing a major part in this composition too.

SSU16-2019 Seascape Pleinair Roos Schuring ‘Colors – Bright Parasols and Kite’
oil on canvas, 24×30 cm | 9.6″ x 11.8″ Sold / Find Seascapes for Sale here:

The thing with painting a lot of parasols is that you must choose your colors well.
Often it’s good to consciously leave some colors out, or to know to add a certain color parasol in to create harmony in the range of colors. For this I use the abundance of what’s just there, picking from it. There are paintings where I chose wrong. So it’s mostly intuitively, seeing what works best in the chosen color range.

White parasols are always a good (the best) choice I think. And I love the red+white ones too most of all. Dark blue ones don’t work so well. Test it out.

And a very saturated palette:


Get inspired with my video teaching about Seascapes, you can find ►Seascape Beginner here and ►Painting Summer Seascapes is here.

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