Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Under the influence

 Under the Influence  SOLD

I am physically close to the ocean, likely emotionally too.  Its ceaseless motion is a constant factor and is influenced by wind and weather.  Its colour by light or lack of light.  Its sound influenced by the surface of the earth that it rolls its waves over.  Sand has a soft sound as the water retreats; pebbles clatter as they tumble with the movement of the wave backwards to its source.

This painting has all those influences in it.  An average sized wave making contact with the shoreline, a mix of gravel and sand.  Light giving shape and colour and the movement of wind and tides showing the water where to go.

It is 5" x 7" in oil on a canvas panel.


Wai Li said...

I'm not so great at painting water. Better get to practising.. lol. Thanks for sharing.

Jeanette said...

its all down to practice indeed Wai Li, and observation.

Katherine Thomas said...

Gosh, you're a beautiful writer too! Those waves you painted reflect your personal connection with the ocean, I can see it so clearly. If somebody like me tried to paint them, they wouldn't show nearly the depth and emotion that you've achieved. Wonderfully done!