The Nampa Art Guild Spring Show is over as of last evening. Mike Polk and I loaded all the panels into the trailer by ourselves. Perhaps we better find more help next time. It was a bit difficult, but good exercise. I won a fat nothing. There were some very good pieces and some not so good, but several beginners did very well and I was proud to see that some of those were frequent visitors to the Wednesday paint togethers and plein air bunch.
I painted this on poster board, depicting the sunset at Pacific Beach in December. There were some magnificent sunsets through February when my wife and I revisited, but December seemed to be very bright and dense with color as the sun disappeared (people lined the beach walk each evening to watch the day end.
The painting was done with casein. If examined closely, one can see where a bit too much water buckled the poster board a bit, but I sort of like it anyway. I toned the paper (it buckled then) with orange, and that played right in to the sunset at PB, San Diego. The figures are my children and grand children. I tried to make them recognizable as possible.
White and blue against the orange pleases me. I am likely overdoing it in all my sketches now, but . . .