Thursday, June 30, 2011

Seascape Wave Study

Gulfscape #1, 6x6" oil  Sold
THE GULF IS MY MUSE.  The Gulf of Mexico's only minutes from my house.  Have spent endless hours wave watching and painting at the beach.  Witnessed the Gulf's frantic energy raised by hurricanes and tropical storms.  Painted...  squinting from blowing sand as storms moved offshore.  Waded along the edge in the morning when the water's smooth, and in the evening when it's sunset pink.  Watched waves peppered with sunburned tourists.  But capturing the movement and energy with thick brushstrokes and saturated color isn't easy.  Trouble is, the darn stuff never holds still.  And photos flatten the image and don't get the colors right.  Often, the image I hold in my mind is elusive, escapes off the brush, becoming something new again with each stroke.  I'm determined to chase this vision until my six by six inch paintings become six by six feet!
This is my 500th post on my blog!  And it has received a record number of likes and comments on my Facebook page.  Think I touched a nerve with this image and intend to do more!

8 comments:

Babs, Jo, John said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Susan Roux said...

This is beautiful. I love the colors you captured. They are hard to mix. I find that elusive green transparent look so difficult to achieve.

I wish you would add a follow button to your blog. I may never find you again... If you do, please let me know it's here.

jeronimus said...

Hi Diane. Jeronimus from "Marine Oil Painting" blog. I found your blog when you became a follower. I love this painting. Would you allow me to post it on MOP with a link back to your blog?

DMannion said...

I'm honored to be posted on the Marine Oil Painting Blog! Check it out everyone: http://marineoilpaintings.blogspot.com/

Karen F. Rose said...

Diane this wave study is so beautifully painted. I feel refreshed every time I look at it!

Maryann Lucas said...

This is just so wonderfully done! It is wet and wild. Terrific!

Sarah Jayne said...

This painting is gorgeous--lucky person who bought it!

Valéria Souza said...

Linda onda! parabéns. Uma pintura atraente. Um abraço.