"Beach at Le Pouldu" by Paul Gauguin
I’m currently working on a White Rock beach painting and I thought I might look at how other artists have approached this subject and maybe learn or steal something from them. Gauguin spent a lot of time in Tahiti painting beaches but this one is from northern France. I have done frothy waves (to much acclaim) and grassy knolls (to less acclaim) such as this, but the surprise for me is the pink sand. I haven’t been to Brittany, but like White Rock I don’t think the sand is pink. It really works in this painting and I don’t think Paul would mind if I borrowed the idea for my beachscape. Pink is the new gray.