Friday, September 3, 2010

More Gearing Up

Crowd Pleaser
8x10 oil on linen panel
# 2 Acadia Paintings
#12 100 in 100

Little did I know I was going to be having two challenges which involved keeping track of what order the paintings were done!  I am trying to mark them accordingly after I get back to my Acadai apartment. I'm not sure exactly where I will be putting them all.  They have started creeping along the floor behind the TV (who watches TV in a national park?!), and the recliner.  I think they will begin taking over the other floor space.

Schoodic Point Breakers
8x10 oil on linen panel

These two were done late in the evening at Schoodic Point.  The spot where everyone seems to end up when they want to watch a really good show.... the big waves at high tide.  There were quite a few people there.  It was fun to watch people watching the waves.  I am learning, the challenging way, that painting waves is tough.  I knew it, I just didn't KNOW it.  I love the colors and the amazing colors on the rocks where the sea weed and other living vegetation grows, against the beautiful blues, greens, steel purples that are in the water.  I feel as if I am just getting my feet wet, metaphorically, here.  I have a whole car full of larger canvases, which I aim to work on, but I need to play with these smaller ones to begin to understand what it is I want to say about this amazing park and area of the country.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love these!! Sounds like a wonderful experience you're having up there. The hurricane party sounds fun. I miss the excitement of a good storm since moving from Long Island.