Sunday, May 04, 2014

Tide's Edge

 Tide's Edge
12" x 36"  oil on canvas
Available for purchase from my website

I really need to up my game as my promise of a minimum of two blog posts a week is not materializing consistently enough.  I will try harder.  Its not as if I don't have things to share, because I do.  Fitting in everything I want to do becomes the challenge.

This is my most recent painting, Tide's Edge.  I love long rectangular canvasses, they are such perfect shapes for waves and repetitive patterns.  Last week I drove to Pouch Cove, just the next little town on the coast, to purchase some canvasses and an easel from another artist who was leaving the country.  I came away with two easels, more canvasses, brushes, paint and  books, all in excess of my original expectations for my dollars.   Its pleasant when something like that happens, both in helping out another artist and of course overachieving expectations.  I am considering how to pay this forward for the future.  I believe when good things land in your lap, there is an obligation to do something similar for another person.  The form it takes varies, but it must happen.

I've been fighting technology to create a short video showing the process of creating this wave and software keeps crashing at crucial moments.  So until I conquer that process, here are a couple of progress shots of the piece for those interested to see how shapes and colours change and evolve in the creation process.