Monday, December 2, 2013

A Tale of Three Paintings

A couple of weeks ago I sifted through my older wave studies to find one to paint a studio painting from. Here is the one I landed on:
© 2013 Wave Study #5, 6"x8", oil on hemp canvas
This is Wave Study #5 done November 2012, a year ago. It was on my homemade hemp canvas which I soon abandoned for the smoother canvas I use now. As I painted the current studio seascape from it, I kept feeling it looked very familiar. After I finished, I remembered. I had painted a studio version of this study last January for the 30 in 30 challenge! Here is the painting I made last January from this study:
© 2013 R.L Delight, Gray Green Fall, 6"x8", oil on canvas panel
This is still for sale on my Daily Paintworks site, at the moment! Here is the painting I made a couple of weeks ago:
© 2013 R.L. Delight, Gray Fall, 6"x8", oil on canvas panel
Those cross waves do fascinate me. I like both of the paintings. I kind of wish I could just combine the two. At this point I am not sure what I am going to do with this painting. I might hang onto it or take the earlier one down and put this one in its place. I will have to think about it.
I am going to venture out on a limb here and ask, which one do you prefer? Please feel free to leave a comment. My feelings won't be hurt either way. I know my two-step comment moderation is a tiny bit of a hassle. I have had such problems with robo-spam that I was getting buried. They are still there but the comments don't appear. 
Finally, today I went to pick up my paintings from the Cannon Beach Artists Gallery. Even though there was a cold arctic wind blowing I headed up to the north end of Cannon Beach afterwards to sketch. It was incredibly beautiful. Here is a parting shot:
Cannon Beach on a cold November day


Dana said...

I like them all, even or maybe especially the original study. If I was choosing between the two more finished paintings, I'd choose the first one.

R. Delight said...

Thank you Dana!

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