Girl at La Concha Beach Accepted for Art League Show

December 15, 2015 at 6:00 pm / by
The Girl at La Concha Beach oil on linen  24 x 36 (available)
The Girl at La Con­cha Beach oil on linen
24 x 36 (avail­able)

The Girl at La Con­cha Beach was accept­ed for the Decem­ber Art League Show. The exhibit runs between Decem­ber 9, 2015–January 4, 2016 with  Clint Mansell, Direc­tor of Prin­ci­ple Gallery, serv­ing as jur­er.

I paint­ed this after a trip to the beau­ti­ful San Sebas­tian beach this sum­mer. It is the most beau­ti­ful beach I have ever vis­it­ed. The beach is “shell –shaped” and is sit­u­at­ed where the moun­tains meet the ocean. Like Rio, a stat­ue of Jesus Christ over­looks the bay, and that is depict­ed in the upper right of the paint­ing.

I have been work­ing my way copy­ing the var­i­ous mas­ters in art his­to­ry. I am up to about 1900, and present­ly am study­ing Sorol­la, the great Span­ish painter. Though he is vir­tu­al­ly unknown in Amer­i­ca, painters know him and study his work. Since I had no Sorol­la to copy, I did the next best thing. I went to Spain, and paint­ed what he loved to paint –beach sce­nes in Spain.

Study of Children Running  oil on linen panel 14 x 18 (available)
Study of Chil­dren Run­ning oil on linen pan­el 14 x 18 (avail­able)

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