Monday, July 26, 2010

Swim


1976.
When I was a teenager in Calif., swimming in the ocean was my ultimate pleasure. A few years later, I tried to show that sensation in this painting.
I`ve got murky creeks and wetlands going on in my studio in all sizes and stages. I mix oil paints with alkyds for faster drying times yet I`ll often have three or four pieces in process all wet and not quite ready for the next session. I`m not a patient person.

6 comments:

Cynnie said...

I like where you placed the horizon as if I stay where I am it looks like the swell will come right over my head...just like it did so many times...ahhhh California dreaming.....

SamArtDog said...

Great motion in your ocean!

Maureen said...

Youth obviously was no impediment to your painting skill. I've said often that you show a highly skillful hand in painting water and this early work shows off that and your talent at composition and expression. Superb.

DSM said...

'Makes the salt water run out my nose. Thanks for your posts.

Kim said...

Wow! What rolling, sweeping movement. That looks incredible!

S. Etole said...

I, too, like the motion ...