Yes, it's another wave. This time it's the type of wave that surfer's wait for. That high curling wave that they can ride to shore. 5 x 7 inches.
I chose this set of waves for the drama of the cresting wave that's the center of interest. I wish I could be at the beach watching the waves myself, but painting them is the next best thing. 5 x 7 inches
Ok, I'm obsessed with waves at the moment. Today's reference was taken at Carolina Beach on a sunny, clear day and there were reflections of the cresting waves in the water. There is so much to learn and master. 5 x 7 inches
I'm fascinated by the structure of the waves and excited about furthering my skill at rendering realistic waves. I can see the shadows and know in my head how I want it to look, but it's so hard to get that down in paint. I want you to hear the ocean when you look at the painting, whether it's a soft thrum of steady waves or the roar of water crashing on the beach. 5 x 7 inches.
I wanted to paint with blue and green today, so a wave study was the perfect subject. 5 x 7 inches.
I'm still committed to doing daily paintings, but I'm redefining my definition of daily to be Monday-Friday. I don't want to lose the joy I have in painting and it's important to recharge and come back to the easel refreshed.
There is a couple that is very special to me and they live in this great row house in D.C. Their space is on the 2nd floor and out the bay window you see the tops of the trees growing along the street. I slept in that room and it was magical to wake up just as dawn was breaking to hear the birds and see the tops of these trees out the window. Just as they said, it's like living in a treehouse. Note: This is #1 because I just did not capture the feeling and the light the way I wanted to. I will have to give this another try soon. 5 x 7 inches.
I've seen flamingos at the zoo and was happy to see this reference photo on Wet Canvas. I love how graceful they are with their long curvy necks. I hope I did them justice. 7 x 5 inches.
I have a gorgeous Magnolia tree outside my window and I was disappointed this spring when the blooms were hit with a late freeze one night. I found this reference photo of some blooms and used it for today's painting.
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This is a good challenge for me… to paint an object. Someone sent me this picture of this piece that is actually part of the landscaping around a gas station. You never know where you might find a little bit of beauty. 7 x 5 inches.
I'm an fine art artist in Raleigh, North Carolina. I need a paintbrush in my hand to feel complete and I invite you to follow me on my art journey. Everyday brings new ideas and projects... there simply is not enough time... On December 1, 2012, I joined the community of artists who paint a painting each and every day. I haven't been able to keep up with the daily painting, but I'm trying hard to keep my paintbrushes busy.