Saturday, 15 January 2011
Splash No. 1
This is the first of my series of water paintings that I intend to complete over the course of this year. The final number has not been decided and I refuse to pressure myself. They will simply happen.
This is painted on 10 x 14 canvas board in acrylics. Mostly I am happy with it as I believe it gives a good impression of moving water and its impact on rocks. A part of me thinks its a little too smooth or polished.
Getting the splash of the wave was challenging. I didn't want a mass of solid white and the intricacies of foam and water breaking up takes a fair bit of concentration to pull off in detail. Here is a cropped version of water pouring over one of the rocks for those who like to see more detail.
Now to decide what the next water piece will be!