30.000 x 40.000 x 2.000 inches
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The Quiet Ocean
Painting - Oil On Canvas
This is an oil painting done from a watercolor study. It shows calm waters of the ocean as the sun rises and the coolness of the night ends. Originally this was a completely different painting. I didn't like the way it turned out so I put it to the side. After about a year I took the picture back out and decided to change it. I started with trees and worked my way down. When I finished I really like what I saw. It fit closer to how I see this picture. the painting was much closer to how I paint. When I paint I usually start with a black canvas. This allows the colors to remain rich. I also do not use any thinners. I prefer the thick paint with broad brushstrokes when I create my scenes. Most of the paintings I do come from actual places. I do not like to make my pictures look exactly like what I see. Instead I prefer to take what is seen in nature and manipulate it into the how I see the world around me. Almost all of my paintings have some form of water in them. I really enjoy painting water because there is so much creativity there. Water has the ability to transform the world thru which it travels. It can also change how a picture is viewed. Darker water tends to give the feel of a cooler day. The lighter colored water makes to picture a warmer. I also enjoy doing larger paintings. The larger surface allows me to capture more of the natural scene and gives me more opportunity to explore my own ideas . Because I choose landscapes and seascapes I have an almost unlimited supply of ideas from which to draw upon. I also enjoy making each of my paintings look original and different not following a specific form.
January 21st, 2012
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