I’ll never tire of watching the waves at Gloucester’s back shore. These three “minis” were the result of some stormy weather intersecting with my palette knife. So much fun! And a useful project while waiting for the base layer on two new, large paintings to dry.
Technical painting notes: All three paintings are on rag paper with a shellac primer. I used Winsor Newton’s Liquin Impasto and Liquin original for the medium – lots of liquin original. I wanted the paint to have lots of body so I could apply it with the knife, but I also wanted fluidity so it would emulate the liquid I was painting – waves.
Very sculptural, almost architectural, but full of movement. How difficult that must be – and you have captured it in such a few movements. Excellent!
Thank you. The challenge is to think of them as haikus, where every stroke makes a maximum impact while seeming simple and direct.
That’s a lovely simile, a visual haiku… mmmm – can I keep that?
I’m happy to share.