Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Water Study

Surfscape, 8x10" oil
This started as a plein air painting I didn't like.  Wiped it off and a thin layer of color remained that compelled me to try again.  Finished it today from photo reference and imagination.  Wanted to show the water's energy, movement, and color patterns with loose brushwork.  Sometimes, I can visualize what I want in my mind but have a difficult time getting the paint to express that image.  This is heading in the right direction but not there yet.  It will do as a study, time to move onto the next.

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