Deck chairs and beach huts at Bere, Devon painting

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Acrylic on canvas, 16x12"

The painting is on a stretched canvas, painted round the sides, with string on the back, so it is ready to hang as it is or can be framed if you prefer.

This subject was new for me as I hadn't really painted manmade structures before. When I saw this scene on a Devon beach I liked the way the lines of deckchairs and beach huts were in parallel slightly into the distance, drawing the eye from right to left, and I also liked the perspective effect of the pebbles looking smaller further into the background. It struck me as a nice composition for a painting. The bright colours suggest life and busyness, yet the beach was very quiet as it was still autumn. I found the peaceful atmosphere with a slight feeling of desertedness somehow interesting.