Wednesday, January 2, 2013

30/30 Challenge Day 1 and Wave Study #16

Today was a very busy day. I painted Wave Study #16 in the morning sunshine. It was sunny but cold with the wind blowing from the east off the Coastal Range. That meant spindrift coming off the waves. Here is my wave study:
©2013 R.L. Delight, Wave Study #16, 6"x8", oil on hemp canvas.
The tide was going out which meant my subject was going away from me. I prefer painting when the tide is coming in but sometimes that is not possible. I had to spend the afternoon with appointments and errands and then came back and painted my first painting for my 30 paintings in 30 days challenge. I decided to paint a finished painting from today's wave study! I purposefully don't take a camera with me when I am out painting. I prefer working from life so for the following painting I used my wave study and memory as a reference. Here it is:
© 2013 R.L. Delight, Winter Morn, 6"x8", oil on linen panel.
It is fun to finally paint a finished painting from a wave study. I have been meaning to do that. I plan to do that for all 30 days of the challenge. I won't always be able to make a painting of that day's wave study and it will sometimes have to be of a previous wave study. Tomorrow is a good example. I have to paint in the studio in the morning before going to pick up two of my paintings from a gallery exhibit. On the way back home in the afternoon I will stop and paint my wave study for the day.
Well, it has been a long day so I have a few more postings of this painting then off to bed. This painting will be going up for sale in the next day or two so stay tuned! Good night everyone!

1 comment:

Theresa said...

I love it! What a great start and a treasure of a little painting. I am so impressed.

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