Saturday, April 30, 2011
I'm deepening values in the wave and creating a stronger form to it. I've started to add overall shading to the water in the rear and will work on the foam in the foreground soon too. The wave itself is a little shelf of smooth water just before it crests and topples over with the shelf reflecting the foam gathering behind it onto the water leading to the crest.
I'm using thin layers of oils which gives a tacky but not slippery surface to paint on. I'm now adding poppy seed oil to thin the paint a little for the wave crest instead of liquin or turps. I'll continue on with liquin and turps until I get the rear and foreground values in place.
I've also decided on a name for the piece. Limpid. The wave is soft and gentle, clear water moving slowly. Thesaurus also works well in looking for inspiration for names of pieces.