Sunday, September 11, 2016
At least once a summer, I paint a surf painting. This one is the result of Hurricane Hermine which passed by out to sea. It was a bright sunny day with only a slight breeze, but the surf was churning up at 4-6 feet.
The study of surf requires careful observation. Fortunately, the repetition of waves allows for looking at a certain part of the falling wave. Watching the top of the wave, the curl, the bottom of the wave, the spray, and the aerated white surf can be studied separately.
Also, the contrast of the warmth on one rock helps dramatize the scene.
Here is also a value study of the surf.
Posted by Carol Jessen at Sunday, September 11, 2016