I know I promised to post a painting about a week or two ago. Just to let you know that I haven't been sitting around and eating bon-bons during my summer vacation. This is one of my experimental acrylic paintings. I painted it using a limited palette of blues on yupo paper. I added just a little bit of quin gold for interest.
This was a purely non-objective experimental painting. I wasn't trying to paint anything in particular but I did visualize the ocean during the painting process.
When I took this painting out of my portfolio to photograph it today I named it "Tidal Pools". This is not a literal interpretation of a tidal pool, but an amalgamation of coastal feelings. I grew up close to the ocean. I love the colors of the ocean. I am always fascinated by the variation of blues, greens and grays that can be presenting at any given time. I am most familiar with the Atlantic. I have also visited the Pacific and the Caribbean. This painting is not of a particular ocean. This is not really a landscape. To me the ocean holds mysteries and memories both good and bad. I spent my adolescence with the ocean as my backdrop. I took it for granted. My ankle was severely shattered in a wave six years ago.
Now I look at the ocean with awe and respect. I have tried painting "landscapes" of the ocean, but I was never happy with them.
Stay tuned. I photographed two other works in progress today (we finally had a little sun). I decided to post this one.