Sunday, January 4, 2015

Tide Worn

© 2015, R.L. Delight, "Tide Worn", 5"x7", oil on panel

I didn't have time to post this yesterday. Well, that is during a reasonable hour. Sometimes the music making part of my life adds a few late hours to the day. Today is a day of rest. Something the doctor ordered. Since I really want to paint for many years to come, I thought I should comply.

I had a lot of fun painting this one as I experimented with a few things. As a result I had a few "Ah Ha" and "Ah, now I see" moments. It is always fun to have those, specially when one has been struggling. I can't wait to get outside and try a few of the ideas en plein air too. At the moment, the weather is rather wet and the light very dark. I had a challenge trying to get a decent photo of this as I usually take the pictures on our covered front porch. It was too dark for that today.

The only item in the picture not found on the beach is the pulley the rock is resting on. The rock is a soft sediment rock found on the beach that has been shaped by trickling waterfalls into a perfectly smooth little bowl. I love the subtle colors on the lumber that washed up on the beach. The bottle was one of several found after a particularly strong storm. I kept the sandy, and seaweedy spots on them as they make for interesting effects. I added the old wooden pulley because I liked it and it seems to fit.
As promised, here is a better picture of the set up:

Tide Worn, set up

Now, I am off to catch up on my reading. -Renee

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