Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Rocks and waves-sold

Oil on panel, 8" x 10"
We went painting at the beach the other day and I foolishly decided to paint rocks and waves. Talk about a moving target! Waves come and go and come; rocks get covered and uncovered and covered. It makes you really appreciate the powers of observation of maritime artists in the days before photography.

If you're interested in this painting, send me a bid.

8 comments:

Kim said...

You did a fantastic job. That is a challenge and a half. Your rocks are really great. I can feel that cold, slippery, mossy surface.

Gwen Bell said...

Just beautiful, Kathy! I love all of the vertical brushstrokes. Great job on the waves and rocks!

Karen Bruson said...

Well, you make it look easy. Beautiful job!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Great job, Kathy!

Linda Popple said...

I'm impressed, Kathy! You did a great job of catching those waves and rocks. The colors are beautiful. There is a nice color harmony. Your brush strokes are very energetic.

Amy said...

Nothing foolish about this painting!! You took a very difficult subject and conveyed the essence of the ocean! As always, love your lively brushwork and color.

Stephen Parker said...

This is terrific, Kathy. The warmth of the later afternoon sunlight is excellent.

julie davis said...

Kathleen, you nailed it, though, and kept a challenging subject simple.