Friday, July 16, 2010
Storms of Mercy, a Connecticut Seascape Painting
This painting took such a loooong time to complete! This was a huge challenge for me. Seascapes are especially difficult because to create a convincing painting you need to understand the mechanics of how waves work, understand how color and transparency work when painting water, understand how to convincingly portray rocks, and how to make visual sense out of the chaos of moving water. And besides all that I believe you need to paint the sea with passion.
The Long Island Sound is usually placid with a gentle ebb and flow of tides, rippling water and baby waves. But during our recent nor'easter back in March the water was turbulent and choppy and the waves imposing and threatening.
Posted by Jan Blencowe