Saturday, 11 December 2010

Rolling Along On The Crest of a Wave.......


I think this is finished - not too sure yet, I need a day away from it in order to come back and look at it with fresh eyes.  Perhaps it needs a bit of cropping of the bottom edge.  I am very happy with how the curl of the wave and the spray has come out - it was such a change to be spontaneous with my painting and literally go with the flow.

This piece involved my favorite components in painting - water as a subject matter, watercolour paints, a fairly limited palette - I used Indigo, Sap Green, Turquoise, Viridian Green and Violet - and complete freedom from the constraints of a commission.  Hopefully over the Christmas holidays I will get the opportunity for a bit more of this kind of work.  Although commissions would be nice - have to pay the bills as well!

7 comments:

Magpie Magic said...

Love it. The depth of colour and the feeling of movement is wonderful. :-) I agree, maybe a little cropping at the bottom would intensify the feeling of movement. :-) xoxo

SilverNikNats said...

Its utterly beautiful Its amasing how much movment you seem to have captured, love it!

PG said...

And so you should be happy, it really is lovely and captures the fresh crashing of waves beautifully!

Clara said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Sallie said...

Wow! As Clara said, "Absolutely beautiful!"

Laura said...

Just brilliant. I adore it. :-)

Sue Doran said...

Gosh, that is absolutely breathtaking - I can hear the sea when I look at it. The wave has tremendous energy; an absolute stunner.