The Restless Sea

TM8466 The Restless Sea 24x44 oil on panel

TM8466 The Restless Sea 24×44 oil on panel

After a year devoted to exploring new painting techniques, I’ve decided to revisit some favorite coastal subjects but with a new approach. The Restless Sea, a familiar theme in many previous paintings, was begun using monoprint techniques. Thin paint layers were rolled onto the panel then manipulated in much the same way I approached the pondscape paintings. I wanted a sense of energy and more substance to the feel of the water. I also wanted to take advantage of the more accidental effects that are so much a part of the monoprint process.  It was thrilling to watch the wave develop. I kept the colors grayed down and subtle so that the energy came from the movement of the water and not conflicting or loud colors. The result is a high energy painting that still has a calming presence. Details below. Enjoy!

TM8466 The Restless Sea - detail from wave

TM8466 The Restless Sea – detail from wave

TM8466 The Restless Sea - detail from foregound

TM8466 The Restless Sea – detail from foregound

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