July 23, 2008
Illustration by Glynn Boyd Harte from “Mr.Harte’s Holiday”
Glynn Boyd Harte takes us on a Holiday to the north coast of France, celebrated by generations of painters and writers, from Eugene Boudin to Marcel Proust. The above illustration by Mr. Harte takes us to a wide expanse of Beach, of an old-fashioned sea-side resort. I love this work for the use of a limited color palette of red, yellow and blue. The majestic shadow cast of the umbrella in the foreground leads us towards a promenade of beach chairs and cabanas. The northern light gives a golden glow to the sand ready to greet those on Holiday for a day at the beach. I hope that this inspires each of you to begin with a simple primary palette and take your sketch-book on Holiday.