Saturday, May 12, 2012

Gentle Push, Pastel painted on Canson paper (felt gray), 11" x 15"

This is currently on my easel.  I went to Maine last summer, and I took tons of reference photos.  We were on the coast, so I got lots of water photos.  This was taken at a resort in Ogunquit, Maine.  I was above the water on a path going along the coast.   It was a beautiful spot, the ocean was so clear and the foam so bright.  I was able to zoom in with my camera and capture the swirl of the water against the rocks.

It is the first time I've attempted a seascape, and I'm finding I quite like it.  It's much like scribbling with pretty colors while trying to get the foam patterns believable.  It's not done yet, I've got some tweaking to do in the upper right and left areas, as well as below the right hand rocks.  Also, the bottom left foam needs a bit more tweaking.  I may enhance the foam at the tops of the waves too, maybe some warmer lights to lift the wave.

I'm currently using my 80 pc Plein Air Sennelier half stick set, along with my Plein Air Ludwigs.  The softies are really working well for this subject.

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charles said...

beautiful blog . i consuider a great artist kisses

Christine DiMauro said...

Thank you so much Charles!

Cindy Fox said...

Beautiful as always Chris! I can't wait to see it in person. Is the gray color I am seeing in the waves the paper coming through?

Christine DiMauro said...

Thanks Cindy! There is a bit of paper showing through, but it's mostly pastels. There isn't any large areas with no pastel, just bits of the paper are peeking through.