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Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Skooshing Up a Storm


... honestly ... I have no idea what I'm doing with acrylics, but this was kind of fun anyway. I mixed all those greys all by myself. And one would THINK that waves would be kind of easy -- just skooshing them on there, but obviously they are not. Still, the skooshing bit was nearly as fun as mixing all those greys. In the future the stormy seas can be left to the the experts!

More about ruts later -- tonight I'm playing!



(The technical bits: Okaloosa Island fishing pier, Ft. Walton Beach Florida -- from a photo taken on a very stormy morning in January. Painted with Golden Acrylics on an actual 16" x 20" CANVAS. Yep. A real canvas. Colors used to make those lover-ly stormy greys were Winsor Blue Red Shade, Cobalt Teal, A Tiny Bit of Hansa Yellow Medium, Much More Nickel Azo Yellow, and Naphthol Red Light -- all with a Dab of Titanium White. I could have just done canvases of streaks of greys, it was so much fun ... )

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15 comments:

Teri C said...

OH MY GOSH!!! It is stunningly beautiful!!!!!

Diahn said...

Look at you go with those Goldens, girl! Wow - what lovely shades of gray you've achieved! Lovin' it!

Agnes said...

Hi, Linda, thanks for your comment on my blog. You've achieved a great stormy mood here. I love the grays.

Karen said...

Acrylics are tricky, I think, but you did a very good job with them! Nice color choices.

Lindsay said...

Your grays are luminious!

Brenda Y said...

I'd say your "rut" is over! This is fantastic!!! Gorgeous mixes, an excellent composition, perfectly rendered whiecaps!!

zephyr said...

ok, given the restrints imposed with my small computer screen, i still have to say that your colors are marvelous...real feel of stormy grey here!...and hey, is this your first attempt at story seas? either way i'm impressed!

Sioux said...

Linda, this is absolutely beautiful. I love it. You are a natural!!

Bonny said...

Wow! Linda this is fabulous! I particularly love the softer waves washing ashore and receding from the sand. The colours are warm - even if they show a stormy sea.
Yes, definitely; your 'rut' is over.

Jana Bouc said...

This is really beautiful. I love the mysterious misty looks you got with rich colors even in the grays. I'm just learning acrylics too, and there's lots to discover and enjoy with them I'm finding. I've tried and tried with seascapes and find them quite daunting! You've done a wonderful job with this and YOU HAD FUN WHILE DOING IT! Yay Linda!

E-J said...

Always fun to play with a medium when you feel you don't know what you're doing with it ... the lack of rules and expectations can produce great results! This is terrific.

Renate said...

Beautiful!

Joey said...

hansa yellow? cobalt teal? man, you just inspired me to read up on color theory.

Nelly said...

I absolutely love this one! Don't you just LOVE the ocean? This painting really "moved" me, at first glance.

Saturn said...

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