|Red tide on the Oregon coast|
Well, I did start to set my easel up but I just couldn't bring myself to paint the water. It just looked disgusting. On the other hand, I was there as the tide was coming in this morning and the cross waves were quite fantastic. I decided this would be a good time to get some of the wave structure down so I sat and stood as close to the water as I could without getting wet and sketched and drew diagrams for a couple of hours.
I did some technical sketching so it isn't much to look at and wouldn't make much sense to many people. I learned a few things. I learned enough to send me back to my computer to try and find wave models. I just wanted to verify something my eyes were seeing. I understand the way light and color changes as the planes change but water is so fluid and can be quite complex.
I must admit, I find all of this stuff incredibly fascinating. I spent the day indulging the science nerd in me. I also got some things done in the studio that I needed to do.Tomorrow is supposed to be a beautiful day out here on the Northern Oregon Coast unlike the East Coast. I will be out painting, red tide or no.
To my East Coast friends, please stay safe and warm. Hope you are stocked up and ready to just snuggle in. I will be watching for news.