Saturday, March 19, 2011
Oil painting is all about patience.
This is a small piece that I started last night. I wanted to play with smooth transitions of colour and value and test my application and brushes. This is as far as I can go with it until it dries a bit. Depending on the technique I use, I usually end up waiting for a piece to dry for a few days before additional layers can be added, so they don't move the previous layers. The wave is a deliciously beer-coloured roll of water, usually found after a storm has churned up the bottom of the sea, colouring the water with sand and debris.
The painting is 4 x 12" and while it dries, I can go back to work on the gannet which has had its drying time and now ready for the next layers of paint.