Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Windswept Shoreline

"Windswept Shoreline" 8x8 oil on canvas, ©Laura Gable
I did a series of marshes along the shoreline recently. The first two ended up in the bin. (Recycle bin, that is.) The marshes were too labored, and the trees too static. Again, a painting done from a photograph that doesn't quite tell the entire story.

This one was painted after I did a series of sketches to arrive at a more compelling composition. As a result, the path was added, and the distant tree had more personality bending away from the wind. My under painted orange adds sparkle to the sky in the areas where it was allowed to peek through.