Thursday, May 17, 2012

Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, Seascape, "Pacific Blue" 4x12" SOLD

Most of my seascapes are from the Atlantic, or the Caribbean, but today I am visiting the Pacific.

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My reference photo was taken a few years ago on a trip to California with my daughter and granddaughter. We were in San Francisco most of the trip, but one afternoon we drove south to Half Moon Bay.



For us east coasters, the Pacific was an untamed beast, quite different from our usually gentle Atlantic.  Just that fact that we were peering down from a cliff and that the brave souls who ventured to the beach were all ON THE SHORE was foreign.  Not that we do not have sunbathers on the shore, but there are ALWAYS bathers or surfers in the water, even on the coldest of days.


I decided to use a palette knife on this scene to help capture the power  and texture.





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8 comments:

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

The palette knife texture in this one is great. Also love the greens I see.

Kay said...

you really captured the mood in such a small painting..great job!

suzanneberry said...

great texture and color work carol, beautifully done.

Maria Hock said...

I love that you show three views of your work. The close up really shows the texture of your strokes with the knife and the showcase reveals it in a real home setting. Love the colors and texture...

Marietjie said...

Yes I also love the texture you got from the knife work.

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

It's lovely Carol. I've never seen the Pacific Ocean, but you've described it exactly as I think of it.

Hope you're having a great weekend.
Sam

Julie Ford Oliver said...

I love the way you used the palette knife in this gem of a painting.

Lori Bonanni said...

Carol, Thank you for visiting my blog! These palette knife paintings of the ocean are just lovely!

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