Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Wave Study #38 and a Sick Pup

My poor girl dog Twill is having digestive problems. She got me up in the wee hours of the morning to take her out into the cold dark. She pretty much comes to get me every 2 hours or so.
With that issue, I knew I couldn't get a full painting session in this morning and the conditions were just right for painting. I did get about an hour in on a wave study. The tide was coming in and the sneaker waves are still quite unpredictable and erratic but the waves are not as fierce. I still had to grab my easel and run no less than four times! Here is Wave Study #38:
©2013 R.L. Delight, Wave Study #38: One hour sketch, 6"x8", oil on canvas
There was a wonderful color change in the water from the horizon to the shore and I decided that I would focus on that. The sun was going in and out and was diffused even when it was out. Even so, the colors kept changing. I really wanted to get the colors when the sun was mostly out. I am fairly pleased with the results of the study. There are no details and I would want to refine the edges but the color change, which is what I was after, is pretty close to what I was seeing.
Twill is laying at my feet with her poor guts rumbling away. I am sure it is just a matter of time before we need to go back out. Here is my beautiful girl enjoying the summer sunshine last July or so.
Hopefully she will be back to normal soon.
©2013 R.L. Delight-Twill in summer.


Katherine Kean said...

So sorry to hear that Twill isn't feeling well. I hope she's back to normal very soon. Nice one hour sketch - it's amazing sometimes what one can do even when short on time and sleep.

Theresa said...

Oh Renee, Hope Twill is on the mend by now. It's tough when they don't feel well. Tummy upsets here usually bring a fast and then some plain cooked white rice with just a bit or two of cooked chicken in it and lots of water. Keep us posted! And love that little gem #38.

R. Delight said...

Thank you Theresa and Katherine, Twill is on the mend. Sad news yesterday but will rally around to post later today.
Katherine, I must admit that sketch gave me a lot to think about. I was surprised how much info I could get in an hour now. It gives me incentive to keep up the studies!

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