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28 March 2009

Manzanillo, Costa Rica

Oil on Canvas 6X8 We were very lucky, as far as weather goes. It had rained for 2 weeks, ending the day we landed in San Jose. It took us two days to get here to Manzanillo. What beautiful beaches. The painting has a sand fly in the middle of a wave. They deserve their bad rep. Scroll down to see my beach studio. I spread a towel on a log and straddled it. When I felt the sun on my shoulder, it was time to pack up. But my left foot had already been lunch for the sand flies.

My tubing around the edges of the painting has a serious drawback. A frame won't quite cover it, so I had to go back in just now and paint the white spots (and while I was there I opened up some thalo blue). Back to the design board.

3 comments:

Loriann Signori said...

Welcome back Dale! I look forward to see all your work from Costa Rica. This little painting feels just like the beaches there.


PS I am seriously coveting your studio.

Dale Sherman Blodget said...

thanks for stopping by, Loriann.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Sandfleas? Bravo!
I use the same brush holder as you do when I'm on location with minimal gear.
Nice painting, here.