OBX Waves   

#170801  20X24  oil on canvas   plein air  (2017)

I'm lucky to be able to spend time during the summer on the Outer Banks in North Carolina with family. I did this painting early one morning on the beach in Duck, NC.  Painting outdoors offers special challenges and painting on a windy beach compounds those challenges.  It's also a lot of fun. The changing sky and light heightened my  sense of how quickly conditions change outdoors. The great landscape painter, John Carlson, taught that one of the most important skills for a Plein Air painter to develop is a good memory. This day was a good way to learn the practical application of his teaching