Friday, July 19, 2013

ICAD's 43-49. The Ocean Series.

I've noticed when looking at ICAD blog posts where people have grouped their ICADs together that mine area always very diverse.  I think it's so neat to see someone else's post and see the cohesiveness of their cards.  They might be linked by style or subject or color. 
 
Mine are a jumble of everything and anything.  This isn't a bad thing.  I am happy to try to push myself to try different things and to me art is creating whatever I'm in the mood for.  This week I thought I'd push myself to keep to a theme and since "ocean" was one of the prompts I knew it would be easy enough to stick to it since painting the ocean is one of my favorite subjects.

Day 43.  Acrylic paint.


Day 44.  Acrylic paint.

Day 45.  This didn't photograph so well, there is much more texture in person.  Watercolor and acrylics.

Day 46.  An abstract of moonlight on the water.  Wax resist with crayon and watercolor.
 
Day 47.  This is meant to be the way water refracts in shallow tropical waves.  It's not exactly where I want it to be but I think it's very pretty.  It's many layers of watercolor, acrylic paint and acrylic ink.

Day 48.  Wind and Water.  Acrylic paint, then watercolor, then Sharpie, more watercolor and acrylic.

Day 49.  I had to get some doodling in!  Acrylic paint, then watercolor splatters, Sharpie doodles.
 

All that being said, and having seen my 7 representations of ocean I think it's safe to say that although I stuck to a theme my style is still all over the place. 
I have always been trying to figure out what my signature style is.
Most artists in blogland, in the world in general, in history have a style that is if not recognizable, at least consistent. Not so for me. Never so for me. And I have felt lacking for it. But maybe I have gotten it wrong. Maybe I need to embrace my chameleon style. Maybe I should even be proud of it!
 
 Paint Party Friday
 

18 comments:

  1. smashing water scenes Rita, Happy PPF, Annette x

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  2. your ocean art is fantastic!!! You've captured the majesty and beauty of it so well. Happy PPF!

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  3. love your ocean art, what a treat to visit today!

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  4. I don't really think I've developed a set style yet, either... I feel like it's maybe coming down the road, but not yet - I'm still figuring out what I like! I really love all of your different takes on ocean!

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  5. Love your ocean art. The first is my favourite.

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  6. I'm glad you noted that a jumble is not a bad thing, but it is also neat to see a group like this. So many ways you made the water! Terrific wave in that first one! I think my fave is the Wind and Water one, with the wonderfully wavy colors. Great set!

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  7. These are absolutely gorgeous. Love the colours and the texture of the sea foam on the first one is just amazing.

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  8. Hi Rita!
    I've been scrolling through your recent posts to get an impression of your art, as you say you haven't developed a style. You use many different techniques and mediums, which makes it difficult to get hold of a style, if one doesn't know your art. I just have the impression that many of your pieces have the same feel to them. There is a lot of calm and a few with a lot of energy. I don't know if that does make sense to you? :-)

    Have a wonderful week-end and go on with what you do. It is beautiful and positive to experience your art.
    Ilona xx

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  9. Your ocean scenes are amazing! I love the ocean (and miss it dearly since moving to a landlocked state) and I love the feelings and memories your cards bring to me!

    I am also in awe of of how well you captured the movement and life of the ocean waves, it's brilliant!

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  10. These are lovely. I feel like I've had a little ocean retreat while visiting your page.

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  11. I'd be proud if I could make my art look so different as you have here! HPPF!

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  12. Very nice icads....I love the ocean and find it a conduit to amazing energy!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  13. LOVE these! I think it's difficult to capture the waves and water, but you've done it beautifully!

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  14. Yes, embrace your style! It is yours and quite lovely.

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  15. I like "all over the place" styles. LOL Makes for a good assortment of art.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  16. great ocean series!! beautiful

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  17. Always love your ocean paintings Rita! I can almost hear the waves crashing in the first one. I think it's always fun to experiment with different styles, part of our development as artists. Embrace it!

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  18. you know i love your ocean paintings the best! makes me smell the salt air and feel the breeze on my face.

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