Another wave. Learning more about ways to frame and compose the images to get the best possible impact. I think I am going to need another trip to the beach to get some more source photos and do more studies.
On this painting, instead of mixing greens I used viridian, which is correct in terms of color, but the transparency of the paint makes it really frustrating to use.
untitled (wave study) : Oil on linen. 8″ x 18″. 2015
I’ve been interested in waves and the ocean as part of the larger landscape series. It feels like a good fit with some of the emotional content behind the work. A few weeks back I took a trip to the beach that was sunless and windy – but provided some great reference shots!
I’ve started working up some ideas for sketches – the first is below. Despite the day being cool and grey the painting still came out a little sunny… I’ll need to work on that in the future.
untitled (wave study) : Oil on linen. 18″ x 12″. 2015