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Paseo Vistalegre Torrevieja Spain - A loose one

Beach Bar La Cala

Beach bar la cala

La Cala Mijas, Spain, 15" x 11"

A study of a beach bar in the seaside town of La Cala on the Costa del Sol.  A large area like the sandy beach has to have something added to it as regards subtle changes in colour, tone and texture (maybe dry brush strokes or some splattering).  Here also I have dragged some shadows across the beach.  Those shadows along the side of the bar, connect with the silhouetted shapes of seated figures inside.  The last touch was to go in with some real dark darks to add a bit more detail to shadows and the building.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms


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Marc Paull

I love this. I can almost feel the Mediterranean heat and sea breeze, and with the aroma of barbecued mackerel hanging in the air.

Tim Wilmot

Now that has to be the only thing to eat in a beach bar! Plus a beer or two....

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