Sunday, June 16, 2013

Small Seascape, "Green Wave" 6x8" Oil SOLD

My husband retired recently, and we find ourselves walking on the beach quite regularly these days.  I always take my camera because you never know when that perfect scene will be spread out at your feet.  On those days I go without it, I always see multiple "perfect scenes".

I have to remind myself, that seeing the perfect scene, and getting an image of it are two different things.  Usually, when I look in my viewfinder, the sun is in my eyes, or some such distraction, and I just click away in frustration, unable to see what I am pointing at.

I enjoy the trip again when I return home and download the images.  Usually I find at least a few that have possibilities.

I am sure by now all you plein air painters are horrified, but I have always been a studio painter and always will be.  I did TRY to do plein air, but  find it is a whole different ballgame.  I have great respect for anyone who can climb a mountain with a 36x48 canvas strapped on his back.......just cannot see me doing it!

Enjoy the day.........



Such lovely work, Carol. I have been missing the ocean lately. I do appreciate the large bodies of water in Chicago ... but not the same.


hmuxo said...

This is absolutely beautiful, Carol.
I love the texture in your seascapes.
Wonderful work!!

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Congratulations on your winnings. Awesome.

I always love your ocean scenes.

I can appreciate your thoughts on Plein Air painting. At least you know where you want to be.

Last Cup Of Coffee said...

beautiful ocean scenes!

Diana Moses Botkin said...

Lovely painting: that swoop of thick paint for the wave is especially luscious!


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