Monday, June 8, 2015

Taking Off

Oil on canvas, 24 x 18 in. $900 -- Available at Women Painters of Washington Gallery

This painting is based on photos I shot in Vashon, WA. I also used a plein air study from the same beach for the color palette. I like the dynamic movements of the seagulls, especially the left foot of the front bird making a last kick on the beach. My favorite part of this piece is the reflected lights under the birds from the sandy beach  with the warm tone, so I spent extra time getting it right. I also carefully added the last touch of the white foams in the wave, because this is what really suggests the environment.

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