Monday, February 20, 2012

Illustration Friday - Fluid

Fluid no.1



I do believe in a certain amount of serendipity and this week's word on Illustration Friday is Fluid.  When I first started painting I was painting mostly landscapes and seascapes and I love them but I always felt that there were SO MANY talented painters out there painting the very same local scenes.  I didn't feel like I could compete.  Over the years I have tried experimenting with other styles and medium but I was always keenly aware that people responded most favorably to my landscapes, especially if there was water involved.  For the last few months I have felt a strong pull to paint the ocean but something was holding me back.  I played around with different things for Illustration Friday and my days get hectic and the painting gets put on hold.  So when the word this week was fluid and I found myself stuck at home with a cold it felt very right to paint the ocean.  I had a bit of a mad weekend, my wonderful husband kept the kids busy and I painted like crazy.  Despite not feeling well it was so fun and I felt alive with creative energy.


The painting above is acrylic on 12x30 stretched canvas.  It is number one in what will be a three painting series (I'm well into Fluid no.2!)


The below painting is Butterfly Beach, also acrylic on 11x14 canvas.  I've painted 3 or 4 painting of this beach and so far it's on of my favorite subjects.



A busy weekend
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7 comments:

  1. I love the blues of the ocean, It is special that you gave time to paint these.

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  2. They're lovely! There's something so relaxing about a beach scene!

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  3. Beautiful and poetic images. I also like the photo including your feet...it really makes it seem like you can walk right out onto that wonderful beach!

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  4. Thanks so much! That is funny about my feet...it DOES look like that. :)

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  5. thanks for your comment glad you liked the pic
    like you sea side scapes
    oh by the way nice toe ring
    michael dailey

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  6. Sighhh... I wish I were there now! I love how you captures the surf.

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