Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Sudden Storm

The painting pictured below is called 'Sudden Storm', as it depicts one of those quick hitting, fast moving, low running storms that roll in from the sea from time to time. This is the second depiction of the little boat. What I've learned from this one is going to take me back to its predecessor to rework some elements of the piece that I've been vaguely uneasy with all along.



It's an 11x14 oil on gessoed canvas covered board, toned with an acrylic base. You see the painting as it sits on the easel - still wet and unshippable. There was no Terp or medium used to extend the paint - it also means the drying time will be extended - all the paint was straight from the tube and mixed on the brush. The work is Ala Prima.

This is the first painting I've done which is not going to live with me. It was done for a friend in return for a kindness. So the painting is going to Denver to live on the wall near the front door of her home.

I suspect this is not the last time I'm going to paint this boat. I think I want to paint it in a sunrise, with the sun rising out of the horizon and shimmering across the water. I also want to paint a lazy summer afternoon with it - one of those clear days where the sea is smooth as glass and you can see forever. And maybe a windy, breezy day, as well. With a deep blue sky and small, puffy white clouds out over the horizon.

Yeah, that's the ticket. Over the horizon ....

11 comments:

Jientje said...

yes! Yes ...yes!!
The clear day, the windy day, the sunrise, and the sudden storm.
Four seasons in one day ...

Joyce-Anne said...

I decided to pay a visit to your art blog and I'm glad I did. I was hoping you planned to use the boat as a subject again, because I was thinking it would look gorgeous in a sunset and/or a sunrise scene. Now after reading this post, I discover you intend to use the boat again in another setting. Yay!

redchair said...

This is really nice Lou. I love the detail of the reflection of the boat in the still area of the water where it sits. Your colors are beautiful. Really nice work.
Vikki

Anonymous said...

Lou I think this is your best so fr. I like it. Good job and keep at it.

Shý said...

I love it... simply beautiful!

Cat said...

Beautiful art work!

Gledwood said...

man why your other blogs top secret? ??????? c'mon!!

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Femin Susan said...

Good paintings.......
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truly blessed said...

I happened onto your site this morning from another and just wanted to say...YEAH for YOU! :)
I think it's awesome that you've found a love for art and are pursuing it. I too love art and not long ago started practicing it again. I have 5 young children and don't have much time for it, but I value the time I do have. One day I'll be able to do more, but for now I have to be content with my class once a week. :) Keep up the great work!

Candle Artist Jfay said...

Wonderful that you've found your love for creating art -- Keep up the great work! Jfay