Thursday, March 25, 2010

"Along the Beach" 8" x 10"


I felt like doing a seascape this morning, so this is the result. Actually, I had recently seen a backlit image somewhat similar to this, either in a magazine or somewhere ( I can't really remember, for sure ) and just worked by my memory of it. I really liked the contrast of the dark water against the light sky and it was stuck in my head 'til I finally laid it down here.

It's funny how some subjects will haunt you! lol Landscape today, still life tomorrow, floral the next day. It's ALL good and it's what keeps art interesting. Don't let yourself get into rut of creating the same thing.

I underpainted the water area with Purple and Black Acrylic, before laying Oils over the top. The underpainting really aids in the illusion of the water's depth.

10 comments:

Queen*B Studio said...

I really love the contrast of the bright sky and dark water too. Looks great!

Unocchio Vecchiaccio said...

Takes me back to the beach all right... I'm going to miss the beach ... your painting catches the mood perfectly

Ralph said...

an awesome seascape you have said it all I live beside the sea and I can see it looking just like this often .

Wilson said...

Thanks, everyone. I appreciate your comments and for you taking the time to check back to my blog.

achala nupur said...

amazing....again !!
"perfect capture" n surely it set the mood on.... :)

lovely choice of colors !!
i love them all !!

Wilson said...

Thank you, Achala!

Brenda Doodles said...

Beautiful seascape, the colors are amazing.

Wilson said...

Thanks, Brenda!

Barbara Lee's Art said...

This one I like to learn too.

nanabalu said...

very nice and very natural,and done from memory! wow!