Monday, February 3, 2014

Morning Wave

It's so nice to be able to paint without having to finish a painting every day.  I'm glad that I participated in the '30 paintings in 30 days' challenge but I must admit, it wasn't for me.  As I've said before, I really admire the daily painters that can stick to that grueling schedule but I need to be inspired by a subject in order to paint it and inspiration doesn't hit me every single day.  Also, I'm a pretty slow painter which doesn't work with that daily schedule.  It was a good learning experience and I feel like I did learn a lot so I'm glad that I participated, but would I do it again?  NO!

I'm really enjoying painting waves.  I think I'll do a series of them for awhile.  This one is a watercolor with some acrylic added at the end to soften some of the edges and add a bit more spray.

Morning Wave
Image Size 15" x 15"
Watercolor

14 comments:

  1. Nancy you are the master of sea-scapes! This is stunning!
    Congratulations on doing the challenge and creating such beautiful work. I did last year's September challenge and found it gruelling but very rewarding. It felt way too soon to do the January one as well.
    Love your work!

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    1. Thank you Wendy. The challenge was rewarding but too stressful for me.

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  2. This is an awesome wave , love the foam and the splatter !

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  3. You know, if it wasn't for cold water temps, fish and creatures, and salt...I could be in the ocean or sea 100% of the time. I do so love the water, its movements and moods, colors...This is breathtaking, Nancy.

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    1. Thank you Sherry. I love the water too. It's mesmerizing.

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  4. Think there so good composition with all the power and action centered, th calm around the storm. Like the abstract patterns in the wave. Really nice Nancy

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  5. Another gorgeous wave... I can taste the salt spray

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    1. Thank you Deborah. I'm having so much fun with these waves.

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  6. Not your ordinary wave - fragile and lovely - the abstract patterns add a unique rhythm - another beauty! Congratulations on completing the challenge - your pieces are super but, I agree, would be too stressful for me!

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