Beside The Seaside
oil on canvas, 16 x 20 inches
I found in this painting that I had to keep adjusting my colour as I was going along as the whole effect was looking far too faded and I wanted to make sure there was a contrast between the old photos and the beach setting. In order to achieve this I ended up choosing a much warmer and brighter colour scheme than I first intended, but I think it works a lot better than the colour scheme I'd originally selected. I think the change of colour is most obvious in the seaweed in the top right of the painting, I decided to provide a balance to the orange in the shells and this also helps the photographs to stand out much more.