This is a extra posting for this week - but I painted this after breakfast this morning and decided I wanted to post it - after all this is my blog - having said that - which I just said - I can post whenever I want --RIGHT!!!! :>)
DUNES IN THE SHADE - FORT PICKENS BEACH FLORIDA
9 X 12 ON SINGLE CANVAS SHEET - PALETTE KNIFE AND BRUSH
The sand on the beaches of Fort Pickens ( Pensacola Fl) is as white as the new fallen snow. It is a very light sand and has lots of sparkle to it - just like snow. When the - breezes blow - daily - this pure white sand is blown across the access roads and they actually have to plow the sand with snow plows - load it into trucks and redeposit it back onto the beaches.
A most remarkable site!!!
During our 12 months of living in our RV and touring the USA and Canada - we stayed at Fort Pickens for 2 weeks - a most exciting and memorable stay - you feel like you are at the end of the earth with just beach and sea all around you.
I've been told (by other artists ) not to paint the sand white as a white ground is reserved for SNOW!!!!! To this I say NAY - NAY- NAY. The sand on the beaches of Fort Pickens is as white as the new fallen snow and so shall it be in my paintings of Fort Pickens beaches - as without white sand it would not be Fort Picken beaches.
Hope you enjoyed this additional post this week - my DW Melissa and I just love Fort Pickens beaches - such a beautiful site - if you have never been there --------