Capturing a brief moment |

Capturing a brief moment

I was out painting on the coast a few weeks ago, and as the sun was coming up there was this brief moment when the ocean's foam glowed as it reflected the pink light of the sky.  I did a quick plein air study, and then just recently did this small version of the scene for an upcoming mini show ...

A Moment of Pink Foam, Pastel, 6x6
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One of the great things about plein air painting (vs painting from photos) is the opportunity to meld together a series of visual phenomena that might occur over the course of doing a painting.  This is one perfect example of such a 'mash up', and I named the painting to reflect the fleeting nature of the moment.