It’s been a while since I posted anything. Primarily that’s because I had the good fortune to go to Italy for a week to see my sister and her husband. As always, Italy is wonderful and so picturesque. It’s also very hard to paint. I’ve already become discouraged, but I will keep trying.
There was a half finished painting on the easel when I left and I finished it while I was trying to get over jet lag from my return flight. I like it so I thought I’d share.
I haven’t done too many waterscapes, and I’ve always been very unsuccessful with pictures of surf. On this one I had more success. I painted it from a photo I took along 17 Mile Drive in Carmel California a few years back. It was a windy rainy April day and the skies were mean. I enjoyed capturing the different colors in the surf and the sky. The rocks, as always, were a challenge. I like the end result well enough. As is true with most paintings, it looks better in from a distance rather than in a close up photo.
I’ve got many other things to share so I will try to write another post this weekend.