Umbrellas at Daytona


Friday was my last day in Florida and we spent the majority of it at Daytona Beach. It was a decent beach, but I won’t be making it a go to destination next time I’m in the area. The sand was rather hard and parts of the main strip were rather sketchy. Still, it was a fun day and I managed to get a 9″x12″ painting out of it. So I’m happy.



When I first sat down to start the underlying ink sketch the frontmost two umbrellas were not there. As I worked, more people showed up and changed the composition. And my painting benefited from it. I feel like I achieved a nice layering effect with the umbrellas that gives the painting more depth.

I’m definitely becoming more comfortable with using more saturated color. I no longer start too light and have to paint over a section several times.

Finally, I have the sad news that I accidentally left last week’s sketch in Florida. Hopefully the cleaning ladies like it.