|©2013 R.L. Delight, Wave Study #27, 6"x8", oil on canvas
|©2013 R.L. Delight, Wave Study #28 6"x8", oil on canvas
On Wave study 27 I only saw that fan shaped wave happen once. There was a lot of cross waves at the time and the energy from one hit energy from an incoming wave right behind that swell. The effect was interesting and I tried to capture it. The shallow water was quite churned due to a lot of rocks just under the surface. I didn't quite get the correct effect of the cross-wave. The cross-waves had disappeared by the time I got to that part of the painting so I wasn't able to study the nuances enough. I continue to work on those cross-waves!
Wave study #28 tells a different story. The tide had receded quite a bit and the shallow water was flat and more glassy. More of the sky was reflected and the light was fading which made the colors a bit different from the previous one.
I had a lot of fun painting these even though it was wet. I came home and immediately started cooking a gourmet meal as I felt like celebrating. I have to get my gear dried out and ready for tomorrow.
Unfortunately for me my BestBrella plein air umbrella broke. The first brass screw in one of the extension poles came out a while ago when I was hit with a sudden gust of wind. The umbrella was wrenched right out of the pole and the screw with it. Today the screw on the other pole snapped clean off for no apparent reason. It seems to be a good umbrella but it might not be made for the kind of conditions I paint under. I will see to fixing it myself with something a bit more solid.
Finally, since I painted two paintings on the beach this afternoon I was paid in sand dollars by the ocean one per painting. Here is a picture of the ones I found right in my path. Again, not the best picture due to the hour and circumstances.
|2 Sand dollars, paid in full.
Until tomorrow then!