Friday, December 05, 2008
On the rocks
I've decided to try to break away from the tightness that I've adopted and move into something looser for painting to see if that brings back some of the freedom I once had in this medium.
So this image is the initial layers of a painting, perhaps 45 minutes into it. I don't want to work it to death so will limit myself to two hours on the piece entirely. I want to make myself capture the light and form without muddying the colours.
The coastline in Newfoundland is littered with rocks of course, some under water, some partially hidden like these. The movement of the water around the rocks , the translucency of the water showing muted colours of rock below the surface and the play of light on the water all add interest and continue to hold my attention.