Morning Sun at Pacific Beach

Sketch by Sarah Sullivan of the Morning Sun at Pacific Beach

Morning Sun at Pacific Beach

I loved the wintery redwoods from last week, but it felt great to start and finish a sketch in the relative warmth of San Diego this morning. We are experiencing a cold spell here too but, as you can see, it is still warm enough for shorts and definitely warm enough to paint comfortably outside.

I began this painting because I liked the way the shadow on the left side of the scene and rails across the back and right made a visual box. When the man came along and sat on the bench, I debated waiting him out but eventually, included him.

This is a 12 x 12-inch gouache sketch on black paper.

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5 Responses to Morning Sun at Pacific Beach

  1. Andrew Seal says:

    Love your work Sarah; wonderfully loose and free and a gorgeous palette. Best wishes.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. tprevey says:

    I very much like the seated man in you painting. He completes the picture!

    Liked by 1 person

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