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.
Detail of waves
The Arrival ( working title)
oil on canvas