Monday, January 28, 2013

30 in 30 Challenge: Day 27

©2013 R.L. Delight, Wave Study #31, 6"x8", oil on canvas
Wave Study #31 Sketch

Here is the third in the series of wave studies and the sketch from the series sketches I made on Saturday. What I really liked about making the series of sketches was capturing the changes in weather and light as it unfolded. If I was to title this particular wave study, I would call it "Against the Rules" Due to the huge thunderclouds the light was coming through in some spots but not others. As a result the distant ocean was bathed in brighter light than the foreground and it showed a brighter and higher chroma color. By the time I finished the sketch, the sky was an intense blue violet and the background ocean was a deep dark blue gray. The rain curtain covered the entire horizon and the mist from the waves showed yellow against it. Conditions can change so fast. I was tempted to paint that but I would not have been able to capture the nuances that would have made it truly dramatic unless I was actually there with brush in hand instead of the pencil.
It has been a lovely restful weekend. I will be continuing to work on my website and will get my studio cleaned and organized and ready to go back to work tomorrow. Three more paintings to go to finish the challenge and then on to the next chapter.  Not to worry, I have plans! The seascapes and wave studies will continue as I have a grand purpose for them in mind. I decided since I am up to thirty one wave studies at this point that I will wait until I hit fifty to take another group photo. I will be posting a bit more about my intent in the near future.
I spent a very pleasant evening studying some of the detail in a few of the seascapes painted by Frederick Judd Waugh. I have a few ideas to try. Can't wait!


Theresa said...

Wow, The lighter sea in the background certainly gives this a lot of movement. I can feel those waves roaring towards me. Love the rain over the ocean too. Really nice painting Renee, I think this is moving on up to a favorite, although I still rather love #29 too.

R. Delight said...

Thanks Theresa! Need I say that it is a joy to paint the sea? I am loving this.

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