Sunday, June 26, 2011

Breaking Light

Oil on canvas - 28x22

This painting is my reaction and interpretation Jacksonville Beach surf as the light is first breaking through clouds just after sunrise.  I had done some earlier work and taken reference photos in late November last year.  The haze and off-shore clouds kept the light diffused until the sun was well up.  It is that mystery and soft light that caught my imagination.

At high tide, the waves were not breaking until they were almost to the shore.  Though they were not large, they created some spectacular foam and reflections.

I posted a different photo of this painting using different settings on my Photoshop Editor.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Resting WIP - Jeremiah 5:22

Work In Progress

Need to finish the sand/beach today.  I want to get this finished today, tomorrow at the latest, so I can get into the JCVA show on Monday.

This photo shows changes from to the sand and foreground.  This is where I'll be working today.
Here is the WORD

Jeremiah 5:22
Do you not fear Me?’ says the LORD.
      ‘Will you not tremble at My presence,
Who have placed the sand as the bound of the sea,
By a perpetual decree, that it cannot pass beyond it?
And though its waves toss to and fro,
Yet they cannot prevail."

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sea Oats - Ink on paper

Ink on Paper, 12x18

I've been so busy with my grandsons, John and Nathan, that I have not been able to finish anything.  Out of desperation, I went to my "studio" last night while they were watching a movie and worked out several ink sketches on student-grade rice paper.

This Sea Oat sketch was the best of the lot - in fact I think it turned out well.  It has not been mounted, so this photo shows the wrinkles and ripples of the paper.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Resting WIP

Taking another look at this in the daylight.  I wanted to take a photo so I have a print to mark-up.  So far there are some very nice passages and some that need work.  The sand is only the foundation.  Water and reflections and foam are coming.  I will add a flock of pelicans in the sunlight area past the breakers.  The lower left and bottom right still need work.  I think I need to add something in the open space on the left for interest and transition between the beach and the waves

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Resting - WIP

This piece has gotten beyond the drawings and reference photos - it has taken on a life of its own.  I needed a photo I could print to mark-up for the final assault.