Beach 7


Beach 7 – Acrylic on Canvas –8” x 8”

This painting is 7th in a series of observations of pattern and color variations while walking a deserted stretch of beach.


The sand was two-toned — grey and mucky, almost claylike alongside a more golden grainy sand. I was especially interested in the faint patterns left by beach foam in the wet gray areas and the small fragments of shell and flotsam deposited there.


The patterning was achieved by imprinting and carving into an undercoat of acrylic medium. Thin washes of color were applied at different stages so that they would settle into the impressions left once the medium had dried. Additional paint was applied with both brush and dropper.

Janet Whittle Freedman
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