Wet Morning

TM9136 Wet Morning 30×30 oil on panel

I’ve been using some 30×30″ panels to try out new techniques for my waves, and Wet Morning is definitely an experiment that surprised me. The wave is visible, along with a sand bar and frothy water caught behind it, but it’s the in-and-out-of focus aspect that sets this painting apart. Using the roller, I was able to soften edges and redistribute paint in such a way as to capture some of the sense of looking through wet eyeglasses. There’s a certain poetry to leaving some things unsaid. Except for a few adjustments when the layers were dry, I thought it best to let it be. Detail below. Enjoy.

TM9138 Wet Morning – detail from foreground showing rolled and manipulated spatters to suggest salt water foam