Friday, May 30, 2008

Catch a Wave -daily painting,beach scene

6x6" oil on gessoboard sold
Catch a Wave. Couldnt decide on a title. There are so many decisions when you paint - thats why it can be like meditating because you really have to focus and think and DECIDE. decide what to paint. then the colors and the composition and the technique. Something I wrestle with everytime is how realistic to take the painting. The more I paint the further I want to go from realism. The white water is a good example of this, for me its really fun and more satisfying to paint that 'froth' with very direct brushstrokes leaving all attempts at copying reality far behind but rather trying to achieve a 'feeling' of waves. Itching to try this with a really big canvas and huge brushes....
Have a great weekend everyone!

1 comment:

jmschiff said...

I really like your beach paintings and as an artist myself, I'm attempting to duplicate your technique of splattering paint. When I get my paint thin enough to splatter, it is no longer as opaque as yours seems to be. Any hints you can give me? Thanks, Carol Schiff