Two aspects – one painting from a foggy day, the other bringing back the blue. Enjoy.
Of course the storm leaving has its own charms, with those big rolling waves.
We’ve had some stormy weather lately, and the skies say it all. I used a palette knife and Winsor Newton Alkyd Impasto medium to capture the rough seas and clouds. Enjoy.
So many storms, so many gray skies – it was such a pleasure to finally see the blue returning. Rambunctious rollers and lifting clouds say it all. Enjoy.
Life is music, and when I feel and hear the thunder of a great wave I think of the symphony – all the instruments in unison bring a moment to absolute pitch and excitement. Part of me still feels that thrill later when I’m painting the wave, pulling all my knowledge of oil painting and monoprint into capturing the moment. I love the droplets and the spray, and the weighty mass of the water. More difficult is painting the shallow, quiet, salty lace of the foam and ripples. In The Greater Symphony, I layered straight painting with rolling on thin films of paint to imply the density of movement and spontaneous quality of the foreground. The warmth of the sand balances the green/blues. Calm and thunderous. Yin/yang. Enjoy. Details below.
The bar of turquoise on the horizon was the starting point for this meditation on evening. There’s a hint of coral in the sky, more like an afterglow and counterpoint to the turquoise, along with a ghost of teal green near the shallows. Like the colors, the action in the water is predictably rhythmic and soothing. Maybe it’s a painted lullaby…..enjoy.
Of course there is no one way for the ocean to be, or a wave, but in my imagination this is what I see – a luminous wave in a watery world, making my acquaintance on a sunlit day. This is my meditation wave, the one that gets me through, the one I remember. And it’s for you too. Enjoy.