Here's today's painting. It's a little seascape study. I do have to apologize for the glare on the photo...still using my iPhone and it's still a lousy camera replacement.
Anyhoo...here's the painting:
Seascape, 8" x 10", Oil on panel. Available
($80. Email RobertBrittonJr@Hotmail.com)
I completed this painting in about two hours tonight after supper. I have always loved seascapes. Being at the ocean shore, watching the waves cascade in and out always reminded me of the constancy of God and of the peace he's providing us. His peace and Grace are there everyday, but we often allow stresses of life to overwhelm us and I'm ridiculously guilty of that.
The painting was done on panel using a palette of Venetian Red, Cad Orange, Thalo Blue, Thalo Green, and just a touch of ultramarine blue and alizarin.
I think it came out pretty well for a daily painting. It's got a good design and shapes, some good energy. I have a couple books on painting seascapes and I really never used them to study. So today I tried to apply some of the knowledge that was handed down from Roger Curtis and I give him the credit.
There are many great painters who've come before us...some very well known, some not so known. And there are millions of hobbyists and amateurs out there, too, of varying degree. I think about how much nature has inspired many to pick up the brushes and express their perspective on canvas of their views of this world. Being a painter is a great way to express yourself and your thoughts on the world around us. Cameras take pictures, too, and there are many artists who use photography as well to express our world.
Yet being able to use brush, pigment, medium to create an expression of something that touched you is an amazing gift. I consider myself lucky to have been the recipient of the gift and appreciation for art.
Well that's all for now.