Friday, August 26, 2011

Building Waves

Painting something as complex as ocean waves takes very close observation of color, value, and edges. It also takes patience. I think that 50% of a painting is just looking at your subject and looking at it deeply. That's the cool thing about artists...they look at the world visually deeply. I may have screwed up my english here by writing "visually deeply", but I think my 11 inch by 13 inch watercolor on 140lb. cold press Arches watercolor paper came out OK.

10 comments:

Lina-Paola said...

I think that Leonardo Da Vinci said something like that, at least it sounds something that he would say, especially since he was fascinated by water. It's true, though, as artists, we definitely have to very observant and all. But this is a great piece you got going here, and I think that you captured the motion of the wave very well. Keep on posting David!!
-Lina
misartmanias.blogspot.com

Carol Blackburn said...

David, I agree, this came out wonderful. It looks like you are anticipating some strong surf, rising tide.

BrandNewStudio said...

Fascinating work.
It has been delightful
to visit your gallery.
Good Creations

Miki said...

I felt the waves of the sea.
Very beautiful and lovely colors.
Thank you.

Mariellen said...

And your waves look so much better than the ones I'm seeing on the TV right now. Thanks for that breath of fresh air David, hope to make it by your studio show with husband in tow : )

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks Lina-Paola. Stay high and dry in NYC in the next few days.

David Lobenberg said...

Thank you my American, Portuguese, and Japanese art comrades!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

mmm I think it "came out ok" tooooo.
just plain fabulous!

AutumnLeaves said...

I am always mesmerized by the sea and you've managed to convey that same sense with paint. Beautiful and brilliant, David.

David Lobenberg said...

Thank you Cynthia and Autumn. I just thought that we in California, and about 50 miles east of the coastline, needed our own storm surge.