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.

myra anderson said...

beautiful ocean scenes!

Diana Moses Botkin said...

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