Not wasting any time here. I am jumping into the water. Not literally, but definately with paint.
|5"x7" Color Sketch - capturing the idea|
This is my color sketch. I took a video of our day at Schoodic Point in Acadia National Park. That helped me remember the fog that was slowly lifting while the tide was coming in.
|First step - block in the darks|
I divided the canvas into thirds and tried to get the focal point near one of the intersecting points. In this case the tip of the breaking wave.
|Keeping the colors on the grey side|
Muted colors and loose (very loose brush work)...If only I can keep it that way.
|To paint the ocean you must paint the motion|
Everything is moving in this painting. I have to keep reminding myself that the brush work can't feel static.