I'm trying to decide whether the photo below could form the basis of a large painting and was hoping to get others' thoughts on it. It's the view from the rocky beach at Fossil Cove on a bright mid-summer morning. You're looking east with the sun just above the top of the picture.
Try to imagine it painted big - at least 30" X 40" or 76cm X 102cm - so that when you are standing up close you will be able to explore all the detail in the pebbles and small ripples on the rocky beach and, from a bit further back, you would be able to take in the full scene. I want folks to step forward and back as they explore the painting. But I just can't decide whether it will work or not and I don't want to start it without some input from others because it will be a hell of a lot of work.
There are a couple of yachts in the distance and a bird near the furthest rocks to add a bit of interest there and I could add more but but I don't want to do too much of that sort of thing. It's really about the pebbles in the foreground and the sparkles and glare on the water leading the viewer to the horizon and minimalist clouds. But is the whole composition too minimalist or, on the other hand, too busy. I find composition one of the most difficult things in painting. I rarely ask for advice on subject matter but I just can't make up my mind about this one.
Anyway, I'd be very interested in any input folks could give on this scene and whether they think it might work as a large painting.
Thanks for looking and commenting.