Monday, June 14, 2010

Zangle Cove #14

6/14/10 "Zangle Cove #14", 8" x 8", Oil
I realized this morning that the tension around being in the Daily Painters Contest for so many days was causing me to veer off into being too careful.  So this is a not-so-careful painting, and by that I mean painting with a big brush--a #10 bristle, a lot of paint, in a short period of time--about 30 to 40 minutes.  One thing I admire about painters like Sorolla, is the tactile quality of the paint surface--and that seems to be partly because he painted fast.

This painting is a snapshot of the light in the Cove and the height of the tide this morning from about 9:15 to 9:45 am.  The tidal variations are a fact of life here--they vary approximately from a high of +14 to a low  of -4.  The lowest tides during the summer occur during the day. During the winter the lowest tides occur during the night.  Because we live on a small pocket estuary, when the tide goes out there are mud flats--and it is teaming with life.  Yesterday I saw some crows harassing a bald eagle.

1 comment:

  1. Your work is so inspiring! The brushwork, the color...just wonderful!!