Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Daily Practice Painting - Maine Seascape color study completed

The final stages...

Can there ever really be a final stage?  I keep changing waves and thinking  about how much further to go with this color study. After all, I will be doing this same painting much larger for the show this summer  in Kennebunkport, Maine.

 I'm really starting to get the idea for the rolling and crashing of the waves now. My intuitive part is  feeling my way around the scene. The thinking part of my artist brain is very talkative and constantly reminding me to... check the source of the light, check the perspective, both atmospheric and linear. Watch the color temperature. How do waves really work? 

 I think I have the waves in the background working. I had some help form she who must not be named.

 I have worked very hard at keeping my edges soft. Most of the paint application was  scrubbed into rather than laying it on the canvas.
  Detail of waves



 The Arrival ( working title)
color study
18"x24"
oil on canvas 

3 comments:

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Outstanding work, a treat to behold. Thank you for sharing.

gextongexton said...

A beautiful painting! Your fracturing technique makes the painting so interesting. Also

enjoyed seeing what others have done with it. I'm loving your blog!

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Senol Ozdemir said...

Beautiful lights.