The weather, sea, and sky was spectacular yesterday. Unfortunately I am still having issues with my gear but I decided it was a good opportunity to practice another approach. I drove the truck and parked a half a mile from my house and sat there and sketched wave studies. Oh how I wished I could be right out painting on the beach. The colors! The light! The waves! Not to mention the rainbows. All I could do was get the shapes and take lots of notes. I went home and started painting from my sketches and from memory. I did all three paintings yesterday as I didn't want my memory to fade any more than it naturally does.
So, here is the official painting for yesterday, Day 25 and is also Wave Study #29 and its accompanying sketch:
|©2013 R.L. Delight, Wave Study #29, 6"x8", oil on canvas|
|Sketch for Wave Study #29|
Here is today's painting, Day 26, and Wave Study #30 along with the sketch:
|©2013 R.L. Delight, Wave Study #30, 6"x8", oil on canvas|
|Study Sketch for Wave Study #30|
I would like to take time to develop the sketches in the field a bit more in the future. So many wonderful possibilities. I am having a lot of fun!
Day 27 will be posted tomorrow. I plan to spend this weekend getting caught up and organized as well as working on my website and hopefully blog. I need a little time to reflect on what I have learned from this challenge. A little reading and playing my cello will be sprinkled throughout as well.
One final note, this is my 198th post on this blog. I am coming up on 200. I would love to think of something to celebrate with but I just might be too busy finishing the challenge. We will see.