Saturday, September 8, 2012

Surf Paintings

Painting surf believably is a difficult thing to do.  Since the waves don't hold still, it requires long looks to determine what is actually happening.  First I watch the top of the wave.  The next time the inside of the wave.  Then the reflection of the wave, and then the foam.  Sometimes the  wave will curl beautifully, but that can turn into a parody of a wave pretty quickly.  Other times the wave will crash into a returning wave and the color disappears into a wall of white water.  I love to watch the spray coming off the top of the wave, too.

Here are two surf paintings of Ocean Point.

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