Sunday, June 8, 2008

Now That Was Fun!

I arose early again today, this time with a plan to intentionally drive to the beach. I must be a glutton for punishment after yesterday, but I kept thinking about a spot to return to that looked promising. These two 10x8 studies were painted within a very short walk from each other. I had the beach completely to myself, it was so serene.  When I was painting these I was thinking of another one of my talented painting buddies, Bill Cone. He creates pastel paintings that are pure lyrical poetry. He has such exquisite line quality and mark making that take his unparalleled draftsmanship and design to a level rarely achieved. He also has an extraordinary understanding of natural illumination. His paintings frequently take my breath away. Check out Bill's blog.

1 comment:

Michael said...

I quite like the first of these. There is a lovely texture to the breakers and the shadows look really awesome.