There was a pretty stiff breeze coming right off the water and it made my eyes water. The first hour I kept having to stop to wipe my face and eyes as the tears just kept streaming down. The wind finally shifted a tiny bit so my eyes stopped watering.
Here is Wave Study #45, done with tears in my eyes:
|© 2013 R.L. Delight, Wave Study #45, 6"x8", oil on canvas, one hour study|
It got darker for Wave Study #46:
|© 2013 R.L. Delight, Wave Study #46, 6"x8", oil on canvas, one hour study|
I am going to try a couple of wave studies on copper. I was added to a copper painting group on Facebook and have been impressed and inspired by the paintings. I also met another artist there who is on the central Oregon coast. Her work is beautiful. She has been painting waves for two years and has done 600 wave studies! Pretty inspiring. Alas, I have a long way to go. I completely get why she has done so many studies. Painting the sea takes a lot of work to get it done right.
The weather this week is going to be very changeable so I will have to play it by ear when best to go out. When I can't get out, I will continue to work on my large painting. I hope to get to a point where I can share part of it soon.
Off to make a hot meal,