Friday, November 18, 2016

WAVE PAINTINGS

WAVES.  I recently decided it was time to learn how to paint waves and have undertaken to learn how depict them more accurately.  After a few years of painting sailboats you might think this was something I'd have naturally accomplished but, no, when one of my students asked me how to do this I realized that my knowledge was kind of thin...so, I've been exploring different approaches.  These sketches are some of the results.  The one at the top shows a November gale pounding the lighthouse at the Port of Rochester.  The smaller ones are progressively older and depict various scenes, some imaginary and stereotypical.  Closely studying the anatomy of wave forms can be quite interesting and is something to which I will devote more time.