Cloud Reflections – Zeegezicht

Morning Cloud Reflections and Horse Carriage.

Before you put your easel in the middle of the beach, just walk over to the water. Very often there’s so much more going on there! Great stuff to paint.

Often we’ll have great light in the morning when I’ll do the demo to show my students the possibilities in choosing a subject, or to paint the ocean, sky, or to capture light, and so on. Here I was struck with the creamy, pinkish almost, colors of the clouds and reflections of the sky in the wide shallow area here. Plain luck a horse carriage passes by. That’s just the thing that completes the scene.

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SSU09 Seascape Plein air Painting
“Morning Cloud Reflections and Horse Carriage”

Roos Schuring, oil on canvas, 24 × 30 cm | 9.6″ x 11.8″
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Going for coffee :)

Comments 2

  • ShirleyMarch 27, 2018 at 1:22 am

    Roos this is a great example of how a painting comes alive and full of energy and expression when done on location/Plein air. Just imagine trying to get the same result from the “photo image” of the same scene on this page!

  • RoseApril 4, 2018 at 12:50 am

    Thanks Shirley. I couldn’t do it from a photo, I once tried to clone an outdoor piece indoors. I hated the end-result. I could see the ‘make belief’. Therefore I really respect painters who can ‘enlarge’ outdoor paintings into big ones. I say: “Do that if you really like that process!” I don’t so I won’t. :) I like the process of capturing the moment, the surprise and change.

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