Thursday, July 14, 2011

Indigo Wave Study

DMannion, Stormy Waves, 6x6" oil  Sold

      Wanted to push the depth of the darks and add more contrast between foreground wave and background.  Dug out an old tube of Winsor Newton indigo and got the effect I was looking for.  The cloudy sky was only indigo and white.  Mixed a little indian yellow into the white for the surf and breaking waves.  Also a bit of ultramarine and white for the wave structure patterns, and also for the foreground water in the surf area.  Added foam patterns, like broken, lace fishnet stockings to the foreground with white, yellow ochre, and ultramarine blue.
      Once in a while, the Gulf actually is this rough!  Sometimes, we even get to watch surfers riding the waves.

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