Sunday, August 07, 2011
I'm in recycling mode again and pulled out an old canvas to use. It had a light/dark base on it and I didn't give it a base coat of gesso before starting this painting so the initial coverage isn't complete and I see the demarcation line dividing the previous painting's colours. Also another painting was resting against this canvas and there is a slight indentation. However, these things should resolve themselves, otherwise it becomes a study!
The weather this summer has been beyond miserable. It has to be the coldest, windiest, wettest summer on record with day after day after day of relentless grey. So I decided one way to beat it was to create some tropical looking water so I could at least pretend it was warm.
This will be a view of a lovely turquoise sea with the sunlight rippling across the sand on the shallow bottom, stretching out into deeper water. This is the start of the piece in oils, 14 x 18" I think - I didn't measure it - on gallery canvas.