Thursday, January 12, 2017

Day 12: Elements #12: Waves

Elements #12: Waves, plein air, 8"x10", oil on canvas, © 2017 R.L. Delight

Winter on the Northern Oregon Coast is often cold, damp, and gray, however, when the sun is out it is stunning. Today was one of those days. The sun this time of the year is low in the sky and the light becomes pearlescent. I spent a beautiful afternoon painting waves on the beach in the afternoon sun. I was nice a toasty in my six layers of clothing! The tide was going out and the waves just sparkled.

I am experimenting and changing things up to push my knowledge along. I used a few things I have been trying out on all those studio pieces in this plein air painting.

I need to try it again and push it again, and re-evaluate. This month I am focused mostly on just getting back to regular painting. Next month, with these challenges finished, I plan to go deeper. It is also time to work on a body of work I have been thinking about for a while now.
Next month the garden starts up again and the house renovation continues little by little. The band I am part of is recording our third album! Life is busy but I continue to paint and draw...


1 comment:

Cindie said...

You really captured the sun hitting those waves - beautiful.

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