“Late Afternoon Swim” is completed. Each panel is 30x40x1″ and when displayed is 92×40″ . Being so large was an issue since I have a small 10×14 foot studio with only two easels. I arranged two of the canvases in the studio side by side so I could make a nice transition when placed together. I would paint for a while and then, switch them out to work on the next one. Also I am experimenting with tinted gessoes and other mediums, rough brushes, palette knives. When you view this up close you can see the layers and the large brush strokes done in an energetic expressionistic manner. From further away, it looks more representational.
“Paddling Out” is 48x36x1.5″ gallery wrap original. Lately I have been studying, bodysurfing and trying to figure out the angle of the ocean from the surface like you are swimming or paddling a surfboard out.
Here is a tutorial of my thought process, trying to work out the effects and the translucent feeling of water.