Wave Study, 9x12" oil, plein air
Practice Practice Practice
Painted this a few weeks ago. So much of surf painting HAS to be from visual memory! Nothing holds still, even the rocks change with the rising tides. The challenge for me is to study repeated patterns, set them down... and leave them alone!
Fascinating subject! Gulf color changes so much with weather conditions, from blue gray to pale green and turquoise. Purple cloud shadows, light blue sky reflections...
Colorful walkers, swimmers, sunbathers, fishermen, children playing. Beach dogs and birds and boats. Endless inspiration!