Friday, February 14, 2014


Sea to Sky 30 x 24" acrylic

As I may have mentioned before, skies have always been my nemesis. My goal for 2014 is to conquer skies in acrylics.  I love the idea of painting something as simple as water, sand and sky, although I wouldn't describe this painting as simple.

I have tried many approaches including fast and furious, and slow and painstaking. The techniques I used for this painting would be closer to the slow approach but I found painting it quite meditative and enjoyable. I used a lot of glazing fluid and many layers of glazes in this painting. I tried not to think about technique and just let the painting dictate what it needed. I might have liked more chunky brushstrokes but that's not the way it evolved. Now I'm looking forward to the next one.

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