Plum island dunes

Beach dunes, 10" X 10". o/l, Sold

This view is from the boardwalk that is closest to the parking area near the entry. You walk up the stairs and you can see the marsh from this viewpoint. On the other side are the dunes and ocean. I tried to capture the shrubs and grasses in this energetic and expressionist painting.

Design notes
I pre-mixed all the colors on the palette first, taking cues from one of the paintings by late artist Frank Dudley. I created a cleaner composition from my sketches. I love the color of the shadows on the left bottom.

Sketch from reference photo